Art & Nature Exhibits
Art & Nature Exhibits

Art & Nature Exhibits

Everyone is welcome to join us for the exhibit receptions. It is not necessary to RSVP, but doing so helps us plan ahead to put on the best events possible. To RSVP to an opening reception for one of our Art and Nature Exhibits, please click on the RSVP buttons below or check out our Events page.


Myth, Magic and Medicine of Plants

April 15 – October 31
Visitor Center

Plants have many roles in our cultural practices and traditions. Explore the fascinating ways plants appear in regional folklore, literature, mythology, and healing – both in the past and present day.

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Silent Muse: A Collection of Floral Portraits and Abstracts by Juergen Roth

April 15 – May 30
Resource Room, Visitor Center

This photography exhibition shows a fine selection of photographs from the collection of Boston photographer Juergen Roth, leading the viewer from simple portraits into the world of abstract flowers. His floral images are known for their beautiful compositions and careful use of color and light.
“Flowers really do intoxicate me.” – Vita Sackville-West


Linda Packard: Intimate Views

April 15 – June 16, 2015
Education Center
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: May 1, 5-7 pm

Linda Packard works primarily from direct observation outdoors. She is drawn to the small, ordinary compositions in nature often overlooked in pursuit of the sweeping vista. Landscape based, her work often hovers on the edge of abstraction, embracing the essence of the place with expressive mark-making, rich and juicy paint, and strokes of surprising color. Offered in collaboration with Courthouse Gallery Fine Art.


Magical Storybook Plants

May 23 – Oct. 31, 2015
Story Barn, Children’s Garden
Opening Reception: May 23, 10-11:30 am

Students from all five schools of the Boothbay peninsula will bring to life the magical plants of some of our favorite children’s stories, such as Alice in Wonderland and Snow White, using clay, paper mache and other mixed media.


Maine Botanicals: Artist’s Books, Prints, and Collages by Rebecca Goodale

June 1 – July 30
Resource Room, Visitor Center
Opening Reception: June 5th, 5-7 pm

Rebecca Goodale makes unique and limited edition artist’s books, many with sculptural components. In this collection of books you will see her love of the natural world and how she transforms that deep affection into color, pattern, shape and form, poetry or narrative. She has taken artistic liberties in portraying the rare plants of Maine, inviting each reader to consider the various species and habitats at risk, hoping to persuade the viewer to care about the various plant communities in the state of Maine.

George Sherwood

George Sherwood: WIND, WAVES & LIGHT

June 1 – October 12
Kerr Hall, Visitor Center
Opening Reception: June 24th, 5-7 pm
Artist Talk: July 18th, 10 am

George Sherwood’s kinetic sculptures are both highly refined and elegantly simple as they move with each breath of wind. Inspired by nature, his abstract work is reminiscent of flocks of birds, schools of fish, shimmering leaves, waves of light and water. His choice of durable stainless steel reflects color and light brilliantly, and when sited on the landscape, Sherwood’s dynamic sculptures animate their setting and celebrate their place. Five monumental pieces, shown in the Hudson River Park in New York City last year, form the core of this show, with additional new works in a variety of scales. This is sculpture at its best.

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The Art of Botanical Herbals

June 19 – August 13
Education Center
Opening Reception: June 19th, 5-7 pm

“Herbals” were some of the earliest books ever produced; their purpose was to describe and illustrate the “virtues and properties” of plants used for medicinal purposes. Some also described the uses of plants in cooking, their toxic or hallucinatory effects, their aromatic properties—or even their magical powers! Learn about herbals in this interpreted art exhibit featuring reproduced historical illustrations of familiar medicinal plants. Created in collaboration with the New England Society of Botanical Artists.


Flower Power: Paintings by Jennifer Knaus

August 14 – October 31
Education Center
Opening Reception: August 14th, 5-7 pm

Connecticut artist Jennifer Knaus evokes a strong sense of myth and magic with her mix of female iconography and still life in what she calls “figurative paintings.” You won’t want to miss seeing these playful combinations of portraiture, still life, and nature.


2015 Photo Club

Photo Club: Enchanted Gardens

August 1 – December 15
Resource Room, Visitor Center
Opening Reception: August 7th, 5-7 pm

See the talent of our Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Photo Club. In this juried exhibition, titled “Enchanted Gardens”, Photo Club members exhibit their work of the Gardens looking their most magical.