ETHNOBOTANY: AN ARTISTS’ STUDY OF PLANTS
September 5 – October 12, 2014
The Seymour Botanical Conservatory at Wright Park is one of Tacoma’s iconic landmarks – and now through October 12, 2014, it is the scene of a unique exhibition: “Ethnobotany: An Artists’ Study of Plants”.
Eleven featured artists in the Conservatory venture into the world of ethnobotany through recycled material, wood, textiles, glass, metal and ceramics. Ethnobotany is the study of the relationships that have existed between primitive cultures and plants across time and throughout the world. The plant kingdom supports human life as a source of food, medicine, textiles, shelter, transportation, and currency, as well as inspiration and ritual. In this show, modern artists explore ethnobotany through works that make often surprising connections between contemporary circumstance, art, science and our increasingly imperiled environment.
Barbara De Pirro
Shannon Eakins/Marc Dombrosky
Sabrina Knowles/Jenny Pohlman
Curator: Lisa Kinoshita
Photographer: River Meschi
Music: Alex Tapia
Ethnobotany: An Artists’ Study of Plants – Sept. 5-Oct. 12, 2014
Seymour Botanical Conservatory, 316 South G St., Tacoma WA, 98405
Artists’ reception: Friday, September 5, 2014, 6-8pm. $3 admission. RSVP at 591-5330
Regular hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4:30pm; open until 7pm every third Thursday of the month
General admission: adults $3, kids 11 & under free. Admission is free every third Thursday of the month
Information: 253/ 591-5330 or contact Tyra Shenaurlt at email@example.com