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Shimmering Flowers: Nancy Lorenz’s Lacquer and Bronze Landscapes

June 01, 2019 9:00 am to September 30, 2019 5:00 pm

Shimmering Flowers: Nancy Lorenz’s Lacquer and Bronze Landscapes
Through September 30 in the Center House Leonhardt Galleries

Pop up Gold Leaf Workshops are offered Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the artistic medium of gold leafing and deepen their understanding by creating their very own gold leaf item facilitated by BBG’s art education intern Mariah Baca. This workshop is open to all ages and is free with Garden admission. Come learn by creating! No need to register. 

Docent-led tours of Shimmering Flowers Thursdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. in the Center House Leonhardt Galleries. Free with Garden admission.

Berkshire Botanical Garden proudly presents the work of Nancy Lorenz in its ART/GARDEN exhibition Shimmering Flowers: Nancy Lorenz’s Lacquer and Bronze Landscapes on display through September 30 in the Leonhardt Galleries.

A New York City based artist, Nancy Lorenz incorporates techniques from traditional Asian crafts, drawing on her years spent living in Japan and a thirty-five-year career as a noted contemporary abstract painter. For Shimmering Flowers, Ms. Lorenz has created gilt and mother-of-pearl paintings that complement the Garden’s collection of flora and will also present table-top landscape vessels in cast bronze, creating a dialogue with the galleries and their surrounding gardens. Throughout the summer, these vessels will display arrangements created by a rotating group of talented floral designers whose interpretations of the art are reflected in unique displays of flowers and other natural materials. The opening reception on Friday, May 31 will be highlighted by  a demonstration by NYC Japanese floral artist Kan Asakura. 

Gallery hours:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free with Garden admission.

Shimmering Flowers is made possible through the generous assistance of the Dorothea L Leonhardt Foundation, Inc. and Hugh Freund and Sandra Wijnberg.

See a collection of images from Shimmering Flowers

Read a feature about Shimmering Flowers in Archetectural Digest's AD PRO

Read an interview with Nancy Lorenz about the exhibit published in the Spring/Summer issue of Cuttings Magazine.


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