Shadow and Light: Seeing Nature at Staunton Augusta Art Center

Magnolia Virginiana by Juliet Kirby as part of Shadow and Light: Seeing Nature.
Magnolia Virginiana by Juliet Kirby as part of Shadow and Light: Seeing Nature.(Staunton Augusta Art Center)
Published: Apr. 1, 2022 at 12:25 PM EDT
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STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) - The Staunton Augusta Art Center announces the opening of Shadow and Light: Seeing Nature, Botanical Illustration by Sixteen Regional Artists.

Inspired by nature, a botanical illustrator captures an accurate depiction of plants and plant traits as a scientific study. The 16 participating artists have shown widely in juried and invitational exhibitions across the Mid-Atlantic region. Much of their work focuses on plant species native to Virginia.

One regional artist, Lara Call Gastinger, created the illustrations in Flora of Virginia and has won numerous medals from the Royal Horticultural Society, the United Kingdom’s leading gardening charity.

In celebration of Virginia Garden Week, on Saturday, April 23 several artists will be in the galleries working.

The public is encouraged to view the artists during their creative process.

The Staunton Augusta Art Center is located at 20 S New Street, Staunton, VA 24401. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The community can attend Wednesday – Friday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

For more information on the art center, click here.

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