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Art at the Garden


John Dersham

Mezzanine Gallery

June – September 2019

John Dersham is an internationally recognized, award-winning photographer, whose art photography and commercial work have been featured in galleries and other exhibits nationwide. He is one of the most sought-after photography instructors and speakers on the subject of photography in the Southeast. He developed his love of photography in
his 30 years spent working at Kodak. Today, Dersham is President of DeKalb Tourism. My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State is the first published book devoted to his work.

Christina Wegman

Heritage Hall

June – September 2019

Christina Wegman is a Huntsville artist and small business owner who splits her time between Alabama and Rosenheim, Germany, with her husband, Florian. Born in 1985 in Northridge, California, she has lived and traveled across the US, Canada, and Europe, but grew up in Madison County and considers Huntsville her hometown.

Her work has been displayed by the Huntsville Art League, Arts Huntsville, and many other galleries and businesses in and around town such as the Church Street Wine Shoppe and Harrison Brothers. Her work has also been displayed in Decatur, AL, at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center and The Cupboard.  She has painted two murals in Downtown Huntsville, including the very popular Alley Cats on the Clinton Row Color Walk.

In 2018, she had the honor of being selected to be the Panoply poster artist, and later in the year collaborated with the Huntsville Historic Foundation on the Color Me Huntsville coloring book being released in summer 2019.  Her contemplations on her many interests often combine to form new styles and themes, but after running a gallery in Downtown Huntsville over the course of 4.5 years, the majority of her work focuses on Huntsville scenes and historic landmarks, as well as the beauty and poetry of North Alabama in general.

Laura Walker

Carriage House Gallery

June – September 2019

Laura Walker does art with meaning, art with emotion, art with a soul. She has always lived a creative life- drawing all the way through school and college. For 8 years she was the manager at the Art Shop Around the Corner in Cullman, where she also taught art classes 5 days a week. After realizing that her passion lay in doing the art instead of teaching about art, Laura gave up her classes to focus on painting custom orders and selling her playful “Funny Farm Animals” series at art festivals. Laura’s art can be viewed at the Art Shop Around the Corner in Cullman, and at the Artists Incorporated Gallery at the Shops at Grand River. She has another mural at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens, in the “See Rocket City” birdhouse. Laura is thrilled to have this complicated mural showing so many of Alabama’s state symbols. You can follow her online under #artwithasoul.

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

Wade Wharton

Throughout the Garden

Wade WhartonWade was born in Tyronza, Arkansas, and lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for roughly 40 years. He was a member of the Huntsville Art League and the Arts Council, Inc. He was also a founding member of the Huntsville Fern Society at the Garden. Wade was an incredible volunteer and, though he is no longer with us, his artwork is located throughout the Garden to remind everyone how creative and beautiful the world truly can be. Wade had the undeniable ability to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary and the Garden was very lucky to have several of his late works donated. We display them with an immense sense of pride.

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