Kim Bellavia exhibit at Botanical Gardens

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Date(s) - Saturday, Oct 07, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will host a Kim Bellavia art exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 through Nov. 5 at the Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.

Bellavia is a sculptor/mixed media artist inspired by the landscape of the state parks, woodlands and National forests in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, where she lives. Bellavia’s work depicts how nature and human nature weave themselves into the intrigue of life and the entropy of existence. Her most recent work “Whispering from the Woods,” is a series of 25 sculptures that will travel in 2018. The sculptures are constructed using a unique process of combining disregarded materials, such as stumps, branches, moss and vines, combined with an earthen material made of clay, sand and soil. Influenced by folklore, myth and symbolism of trees from different cultures, the forms in her work reveal the human aura of trees. Her exhibit at the Botanical Gardens will feature some of the traveling works; about 20 of her sculptures will be scattered throughout the conservatory. Visitors are encouraged to ponder each piece and enjoy the balance of art and nature.

The exhibit is included with Botanical Gardens admission.

Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 62 and older), $9 for students (ages 13 and older with ID), $6 for children ages 3 – 12  and free for Botanical Gardens members and children 2 and under.