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Cal Breed – Atrium
March 10 – July 31

Cal BreedWorking with glass for over 20 years, Cal Breed, designs and makes functional glass and sculpture at his studio and gallery, Orbix Hot Glass. His work can be found in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections around the country including the Huntsville Museum of Art.

Cal has had the honor of receiving many opportunities and awards for his efforts in glass, some of which are The Corning Award at Pilchuck Glass School, the Alabama Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, teaching at Pilchuck Glass School, and being featured in an Alabama Public Television documentary on craft in Alabama entitled, Alabama Crafts: Tradition and Innovation.

This art is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Garden.
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Anita Hoodless – Conservatory Gallery
March 10 – August 31

anita-hoodlessWatercolor artist Anita Hoodless paints a variety of subjects in an interpretive realistic style.  Her large still lifes and florals reflect her love of bold color and strong value contrasts.  She enjoys painting the reflective qualities of glass and silver.  Two national publications, American Artist Watercolor Magazine and Watercolor Magic, featured articles on Anita’s work and methods.

Several of her paintings were published in the recent book, Huntsville Sketch Book.  Anita is a signature (artist) member of the National Watercolor Society, and of the Kentucky, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama and Southern Watercolor Societies.  Her paintings are in many collections throughout the United States and abroad.

This art is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Garden.
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Herb Lewis – Carriage House Gallery

Herb LewisHerb Lewis, a retired engineer, has a passion for gardening and birding and a joy for sharing his knowledge and experiences.  Herb shares his success and techniques for attracting birds through presentations, workshops and training events.  His birding interest has expanded into the establishment of the Lewis Birding Trail at the Huntsville Botanical Garden.  These birds were photographed at the Garden.

This art is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Garden. Information available in the Shoppe at the Garden

Johanna Littleton – Mezzanine Gallery
March 10 – August 31

Johanna LittletonPainter Johanna Littleton considers her career in art an answer to a prayer.  It all started when her sons bought their 35 year old engineer mother a paint kit. Primarily working with acrylics, Johanna creates splendid, colorful abstractions that display the liquid qualities of paint in a way few artists are brave enough to explore.

The incredible florals shown in her ‘Magic Garden’ series are made using a special paint-on-metal technique she created through experimentation.  Johanna is as friendly and conversational as she is talented, so let her share her story and her work with you next time you visit at Studio #2040 at Lowe Mill.

This art is available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Garden.
Information available in the Shoppe at the Garden

Jimbo Smith – Cedar Glade in the Garden
March 10 – August 31

Profile pictureJimbo is a classically trained artist interested in creating artwork that has a universal appeal. He began his artistic training in the field of drawing but soon discovered the expressive capabilities of metal art and began to shift his focus to public art in order to present his work to a much broader audience. His current work provides a clear link between the abstract and the realistic, the natural and the mechanical, the spiritual and the material, and the ancient and the modern. The design principle of his sculpture is that of ‘abstraction’, which he discovered to be a fascinating method in which to explore his aesthetic ideas. The dinosaur became the ideal subject for the creation of a new sculpture that would allow Jimbo to illustrate his artistic vision as well as to express an appreciation for the natural history of the state of Alabama. On these terms, his sculpture “Zeke Appalachiosaurus” is a triumphant achievement and a testament to the enduring value of artistic ambition and the human imagination.

Jimbo has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Montevallo and is preparing to enter graduate school where he plans to further his artistic career. He currently works at Chris Fennell studios as a sculptor assistant and resides in his hometown of Birmingham, Alabama.

Coppersmith Robert Taylor – Throughout the Garden
April 1 – June 30

Robert TaylorCoppersmith Robert Taylor is a Roycroft Master Artisan. He is one of only five Roycroft Master Coppersmith’s in the country to hold that title. On the bottom of each piece you will find two special marks, or stamps; one with his initials and one that denotes his work is made in the Roycroft style.

One must pass a stringent jury process to become a Roycroft Artisan. After five years of growth, an Artisan is eligible to apply for Master status by submitting five flawless master level pieces to a Master jury.

Robert began working with metal as a blacksmith about 28 years ago. Through the years he has studied with many blacksmiths,but fell in love with copper. Robert started copper-smithing by making whimsical critters and weather vanes. His work will be on display at the Garden from April 1 – June 30. Fifteen pieces will be available for purchase.

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Shelby Aesthetic – Heritage Hallway Gallery
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ShelbyShelby is the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Assistant Horticulture Director. She has the unique opportunity to see and photograph the Garden as it awakens in the early dawn. Shelby brings her knowledge and expertise in plants and turf management to the Garden. She is also a very creative and passionate artist in other mediums.

Mike Gibson – Heritage Hallway Gallery
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MMG Mar10 2017 n1Mike is the Curator of the Huntsville Botanical Garden and has a vast and thorough knowledge of plants.  Mike is interested in ethnobotany and the history of plants. He has been carefully archiving plant species with photographs and mapping.  In addition to his love of photography, he creates intricate wood engravings.

Melissa Riley – Heritage Hallway Gallery
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MelissaMelissa is the Vice President of Guest Experience and has been a member of the Huntsville Botanical Garden staff for 13 years.  She has a very creative sense of composition that she translates in her photographs.  “I love what I see through a camera.”

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