The importance of trees goes way beyond their mythology. The rich ecosystems within old growth forests are expansively diverse and complex. The woodlands help provide infinite habitats for creatures, support highways of connective fungal networks which transport energy, nutrients, and information through the forest floor. Here in the forest, we find elements that house the fundamental basis for new medicines, natural chemicals, unique food sources, seeds and species that are found nowhere else on earth.
The Arboretum Exhibition features original and framed work by 70 creatives from around the world. The work includes illustrations, small drawings, plein air paintings, and expressive botanical images that explore the botany of trees, natural patterns, curated spaces, mythology in the forest.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Kailey Whitman, Rachel Maves, Julia Iredale, Taryn Night, Cameron Garland, Yellena James, Luisa Rivera, Yelena Bryksenkova, Lissy Marlin, Ginnie Hsu, Gretchen Ellen Powers, Lara Paulussen, Laure S, Caitlin Ono, Alyssa Winans, Erik Krenz, Kim Smith, Helena Perez Garcia, Lindsay Nohl, Allison Carl, Angela Rizza, Angela Taguiang, Ann Xu, Arielle Estrella, Ashley Benham Yazdani, Ashley Diers, Elena Resko, Emily Walus, Gica Tam, Hari Conner, Ingrid Kallick, Jay Rasgorshek, Jeff A. Menges, Jordan Burby, Kate Sheridan, Kathy de Castro, Kevin Jay Stanton, Lauren Baldo, Liz Nugent, Marisa Seguin, Megan Vossler, Niky Motekallem, Paige Carpenter, Primary Hughes, Rose Wong, Samrath Kaur, Shawn Pedralba, Shelby Hersleff, Shirley Chan, Tara Williamson, Taylor Price, Vanessa Gillings, Wenting Li, Xiao Qing Chen, Aaron Asis, Zsalto, Harry Monzon, Lillian Joan Duermeier, Siyin Tse, Tom Killian, Lucía Rodríguez, Mariya Prytula, Aldy C. Aguirre, and Loreleï Simon.