PLANT PORTRAITS: NATIVE PLANTS OF CANADA
The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
901, promenade Prince of Wales, Ottawa, (Ontario), K1G 5A3
From May 18 to October 31, 2018. Presented in partnership with the Ottawa Society of Botanical Artists (OSBA), Plant Portraits: Native Plants of Canada is an impressive collection of modern, botanical art. Through more than 30 original artworks, in watercolour, graphite, and mixed media, the exhibition examines our native plants as seen through the eyes of artists. Many of the plant subjects are from the Ottawa region, including the Fletcher Wildlife Garden, and as far away as British Columbia. The exhibition includes a commissioned sculpture from celebrated local sculptor Rosemary Breault-Landry, and will feature tours and workshops. Formed in 2012, the OSBA is a community of artists who share a love of the plant world. Plant Portraits: Native Plants of Canada is one of five regional exhibitions being presented by Canadian botanical art societies across the country this summer.