This fall, the NC Botanical Garden celebrates its 32nd Annual Sculpture in the Garden exhibit in Chapel Hill. UNC’s conservation garden produces the event to highlight the work of North Carolina artists. The work of two members of the Chatham Artist Guild are featured in this year’s show.
Forrest Greenslade, who has participated for the past 10 years, has two works in the show. “The Year of the Wild Flower” is composed of 12 pieces exploring the 2020 calendar through a natural lens. “Saprophytic Feast” illustrates the relationship between humans and saprophytes such as mushrooms. Like these two exhibits, much of his artwork is inspired by his love of biology.
Two Raku-fired clay pieces are the work of Colleen Black-Semelka. “Hydrangea Platter” is inspired by the summer blooms of hydrangea. “Raku Ranunculs Platter” is inspired by the ancient Japanese kintsugi style of repairing broken pottery with gold.
Sculpture in the Garden runs from September 13–December 6 from 9am until 5pm, Tuesdays–Saturdays, and 1 to 5pm on Sundays. The show is free. Donations are welcome. You can also take a Virtual Tour at the garden’s website. Photos of each piece are included along with Title, Medium, Artists information & statement. If a sculpture has a price listed and is not marked sold, it’s for sale. A portion of all sales support the NC Botanical Garden.