Thursday, 20 September 2012

Flower power in Johannesburg!

Spring is in full bloom and Morningside Shopping Centre is celebrating the season by hosting its second botanical art exhibition.

Master horticulturist Keith Kirsten will open the show featuring this blossoming art form. The annual exhibition of the Gauteng branch of the Botanical Artists Association of Southern Africa (BAASA), takes place at Morningside Shopping Centre from Wednesday, 10 October at 6pm to Sunday, 14 October at 2pm.

Botanical art is a centuries-old art form in which South Africa enjoys a rich history inspired by our abundant flora. It mixes science and art to render exquisitely detailed creations of flowers, fruits, mushrooms and roots. The images of the plants are extremely realistic, down to the smallest detail, and can form an important record of plant morphology.

Organiser Hettie van Veuren says: “Morningside Shopping Centre is providing an exciting platform for botanical art, which is a growing art form in South Africa.”

There will be daily guided walkabouts of the exhibition for the public, so go green and be seen.
And BAASA is even creating a special section of smaller paintings, with prices to match, as a great way for everyone to appreciate and embrace Botanical Art.

So put the ‘petal’ to the metal and hurry down to Morningside Shopping Centre to experience beautiful and inspiring botanical art, before the show goes to seed for another year.

For more information about the botanical art exhibition contact:
Morningside Shopping Centre on 0879403833
Any queries can be directed to:
Hettie van Veuren 0731607173
Ann Wanless 0822207720
Ann Harris 0826307230

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