The paintings of a group of local watercolor artists will be on display at the American Horticultural Society’s headquarters at throughout the summer.
The paintings are by members of the group Salon 8. The show runs through Sept. 25 and includes a collection of paintings of magnolia blossoms and pods, each interpreted by one of the eight watercolorists. Also on display are landscapes and floral paintings inspired by the beauty of nature and the play of light on plant forms. There also will be several paintings of views of River Farm itself.
All of the artists share a passion for the natural world and a love of trying to capture it through the challenging medium of watercolor. All artists are members of Potomac Valley Watercolorist, a regional juried arts organization, and have exhibited locally, regionally and nationally.
Individual members have participated in art exhibits sponsored by the Art League in Alexandria, Virginia; the Baltimore Watercolor Society; the Virginia Watercolor Society; the Washington Water Color Association; the Rehoboth Art League; and the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C.
The artists are Connie Boland, Leigh Culver, Joan Kirk, Emilie McBride, Yoshimi Matsukata, Margitta Hanff-Potts, JoAnne Ramsey and Donna Sturm.
River Farm is located at 7931 East Boulevard Drive south of Alexandria. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. All works are for sale.
For further information, contact Janet Daniels at 703-768-5700, ext. 114.