Discover new art in the Garden, and the garden in art
Naturally inspired art of every kind is on display in the Guren Art Gallery
As intimate as it is inspiring, the Garden’s 2nd floor Guren Art Gallery features regularly changing works by local and national artists in many media. The only common link from exhibit to exhibit is artistic inspiration taken from the botanical and natural worlds. Painting, photography, and occasionally sculpture and nontraditional media forms and even student work, have all been on display here over the years.
Fantasy Flowers in My Garden by Seth Chwast
October 4 - November 19
Free with admission
Cleveland artist Seth Chwast's exhibition, Fantasy Flowers in My Garden, will be held at Cleveland Botanical Garden from October 4th through November 19th. This collection of garden and flower abstracts is a joyous celebration of Seth's pure imagination and brilliant use of vibrant colors across multiple mediums.
Bright, gentle and imaginative, Seth Chwast was diagnosed with autism at 21 months. Primarily non-verbal, Seth participated in a vocational evaluation at age 18 which resulted in a career recommendation of dry mopping. At 20, he took his first art class and by 23 was on the Today Show as a featured artist. Now 33, Seth has shown in hospitals, museums and universities throughout America. He has exhibited in Galapagos, Cayman, Curacao, Kiev, France and the United Nations. In 2011, Seth came in first place in a world-wide United Nations competition and his art was placed on a postal stamp to promote autism awareness. See www.SethChwastArt.com.