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2020 Conservatory Art Displays
Enjoy works of art on exhibit from local and regional artists in the Jaenicke Room at the Botanical Conservatory; open to view during public hours. Regular admission fees apply to exhibits and public receptions. Submit your own artwork for consideration by emailing Amanda.Amstutz@ cityoffortwayne.org.
Dannon Schroeder: Botanical Benefactions
Public Reception: October 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The botanically inspired paintings of Dannon Schroeder have been described as joyfully energetic and intensely dramatic expressions of the natural world by viewers, collectors, and gallerists alike. These works are created with an underlying connection to the natural world through cultivation, propagation and care of botanical species by the artist. Themes consistent within this eco-abstract style range from natural preservation and conservation to environmental growth and development. The range of color and form are expressive, exaggerated, and defy any particular reference to species. These works are painted in a multi-axis orientation that allows the owner to rotate the canvas, alter their perception of imagery and possibly even discover new life forms.
Justin Taylor: Earth Garden Paintings
Public Reception: January 17, 2021 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Justin’s love of nature inspires his paintings of surreal landscapes and imagery. His work has drawn inspiration from his travels through the redwood forests of Oregon and the Austrian Alps. Justin also uses his education in Landscape Architecture to inform the flow and geometry of his pieces. Primarily working with oil on canvas, he brings his visions to life using rich earth tones with unconventional dashes of color to create depth of field. Justin uses scale to amplify the visual impact of his pieces. From far away, his works blend together to create a peaceful landscape, but when viewed closely, bold brush strokes and a dramatic use of color energize his work.