WAUSAU, Wis. (WJFW) – “This summer, the galleries are filled with botanical art featuring plants grown for food, clothing and healing,” said Amy Beck. The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art presents a summer-themed art exhibit titled Abundant Future. “It features cultivated plant art and really celebrates the diversity of plants and plant life,” Beck said.
Over 40 works of art from across the country are featured in this exhibit, Amy Beck, Marketing and Communications Manager, says there’s something for everyone. “It’s a wonderful opportunity whether you’re in the rooftop sculpture garden, the grounds sculpture garden outside, or the galleries,” Amy said.
Summer is the best time for flowers to bloom, so Amy wanted to show the art in a different way. “Now, as we watch the progress of plants, flowers, flowering and harvesting your own garden, it’s a time to celebrate that,” she said.
Even though botanical art is exhibited in the museum, people have the opportunity to add creativity with Art Park. In many hands-on art-making opportunities in Art Park, in the museums’ lower-level interactive family gallery,” Amy said. “These are hands-on art-making opportunities for all ages, she added.
Once people leave the exhibit, Amy hopes they will have a different understanding of the art. “No matter where you live, you take a break, get a break, get an infusion, and think about things in a different way.
The Abundant Future exhibition is free to the public, the last day of the exhibition is August 28.