Art and flowers deserve to be together all the time. The Wildflower Center hosts many exhibits featuring the work of Central Texas artists and photographers, as well as the work of prominent nature artists from around the world.
An Autumn Show by Shou PingSeptember 5 through December 6
Plan to be amazed by the unique watercolors of Shou Ping in the McDermott Learning Center. A new exhibit of her 3-D images of wildflowers, birds and other natural subjects opens the first Saturday in September. Shou Ping creates beautiful paintings by adding watercolor to paper that is then cut into 3-D sculptures of natural subjects like you've never seen before. She has given demonstrations to dozens of art groups, schools and organizations in the state and has participated in more than 50 art shows as well as receiving numerous awards.
Bluebonnet ContemplationsSeptember 5 through December 22
Enjoy Ken Moore's beautiful oil paintings of the Texas state flower this fall. A self-taught artist from Iowa, Moore was a fighter pilot for many years. He began painting full-time after retiring from his last military position at Bergstrom Air Force Base. He has been active in teaching art and the Austin area art community for years. His inspiration comes from the spring season when wildflowers take over the Hill Country. See his images in the Store into late December.
Relics in The Field Sculpture ExhibitSeptember 12 through January
As you walk the gardens of the Wildflower Center, keep an eye out for the intriguing works of Sun McColgin. The Austinite started sculpting after he moved to the city in the late 1980s to pursue an archeology degree. With the abstract sculptures of "Relics in The Field," he seeks to celebrate time's passage and the promise and beauty of the unseen forces of the future on the shape of things. His metal sculptures also serve as a metaphor for how fragile seemingly indestructible things can be. Look for Clovis and his other sculptures on the grounds through January 31.