71. 7th Annual Enriching Life

Botanical Art Exhibition, Heeyoung Kim & Brushwood Botanical Artists

Here we are! The 7th, already!
Botanical Art Exhibition: Heeyoung Kim & Brushwood Botanical Artists

2021 was a remarkable year in many ways. Getting to the final phase of the Covid pandemic (hopefully), we have been cultivating various life styles that suit to our routines as artists fairly successfully. Teaching and learning have been well adapted to the changes, so much so some of us don't even want to go back to physically crowded in-person classes any more.  Surely there are irreplaceable merits in in-person teaching environments, but the merits of remote ones are also too attractive to give up, which gave me no choice but to embrace both.  

The annual exhibit is also presented both physically and virtually this year. The Brushwood Center website, www.brushwoodcenter.org features 20 participating artists, and its gallery showcases selected artists' works. Former students of Heeyoung Kim were invited to participate alongside the current students. The gallery hours are limited due to the continuing restriction, but it is well worth your visit. Check the opening hours before planning your visit at the website. The virtual exhibit will be up for viewing on Past Exhibit section on the website after the exhibit ends. 

The exhibit runs from January 9 - April 24, 2022
Virtual Opening Reception: January 20, 2022, 7 pm - 8 pm, CT

https://www.heeyoungkim.net for more information about botanical art classes by Heeyoung Kim, 
https://www.brushwoodcenter.org/bcrwblog a blog post about the exhibit.

7th Annual, invitation card featuring the works by all the participants. 

Designing this card takes time, but it is an absolutely joyful indulgence from my side appreciating each and every student's works through the year. Every year I set aside several days for this work. :) Removing the background etc. requires a lot of time and effort, but it has become an anticipating activity by now. Everyone loves the card :). And everyone feel proud, when they send out the invitation to their family and friends. That is well worth my time.   

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods. A beautiful historic house situated in a pristine woodlands. It is surrounded by ancient oak trees which I particularly love. It is beautiful in all seasons. 

Banner hanging at the front porch

20 participating artists for the 7th

Virtual reception. Well attended after some social media promotions.
I presented everyone's works and introduced Heeyoung Kim Botanical Art Academy programs. 

The hallway at the gallery. Visitors to Ryerson woods in winter are those who truly love nature, birding and outdoor activities. They often just step into the house after hiking or cross-country skiing, and are surprised by the serene botanical artworks. 

It's winter now, but it will be carpeted with spring wildflowers very soon. 


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