Thursday, April 5, 2007

Upcoming Exhibit

Kanapaha Hosts Art Opening and Book Signing: Spring in the Gardens.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Gainesville, Florida, offers tribute to the warm season with “Spring in the Garden”, a showing of fine art by six artists, five of whom are members of Plein Air Florida: Trish Beckham, Betty Blitch, Linda Pence, Mary Jane Volkmann and Kathleen Wobie. The paintings of local landscapes are in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Most were painted on location at sites including Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. The opening is scheduled Friday April 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Summer House at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. “Spring in the Garden” will run through July 6.

The event will also feature the premiere signing by Gardens' director Dr.Don Goodman of his newly released book, Summer of the Dragon. The book's title derives from a chapter of the same name that describes an alligator attack that cost Goodman his right arm. The work, which is described by Goodman as "memoiresque, but not a memoir," includes tales of a lifetime of interactions with animals and plants, some of Gainesville's colorful eccentrics, misadventures of student days and the story of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. Thereafter, the book will be available at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and local bookstores.

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