Botanicals | Elaine Funnell

Fri Apr 25 - Sun Jun 8
Working from life, Elaine Funnell's watercolour and graphite paintings accurately capture the fine details of the native Alberta plants she depicts, blending fine art and science reminiscent of early 18th century botanical illustrators. While Funnell's paintings are depicted from a personal and artistic perspective, they are botanical art and must be scientifically accurate and true to the origins of the genre. The addition of small insects that adorn most of the paintings create a more whimsical and playful element to the exhibition. Their inclusion also illustrates the environmental connection between beneficial insects and the plants upon which they thrive. The exhibition draws attention to the importance of plants, to our survival and the need to save and protect the carefully balanced ecosystems that involve us all. OPENING RECEPTION Friday, April 25 | 7 to 9 pm EXHIBIT RELATED PROGRAMS Morphology of a Leaf From science to art, let's explore the life of a leaf. We'll look, learn, draw, print and paint after a brief tour and talk about the gallery exhibitions: ‘Impressions' and ‘Botanicals'. #42065 Saturday, May 10 | 1:30 to 3 pm $10 registration fee | Online Registration: En plein air Ages 10 to adult are invited to join us for a walkabout and a drawing session. We will take supplies and drawing boards and head outside for a fresh-air art experience. #42068 Saturday, June 14 | 1:30 to 3 pm $10 registration fee | Online Registration: Summer Hours May long weekend to September long weekend Monday to Saturday | 10 am to 5 pm Sunday and Holidays | 12 noon to 5pm Fall & Winter Hours September long weekend to May long weekend Tuesday to Saturday | 10am to 5pm (closed on statutory holidays)