Vanishing Wetlands


What could be more contemplative than a beautiful conservatory full of exotic plants with the addition of an exhibit of paintings and photography? With family in town for a visit, among a long list of other locations the Botanical Gardens was a required stop. While there we discovered an exhibit, Vanishing Wetlands: Two Views, featuring the paintings of Rhea Gary, collaborator to naturalist and photographer C.C. Lockwood, who has been documenting Louisiana wetlands for 30 years. Although presentations by both artists are long over, the exhibit also includes multimedia content. The traveling exhibit is sponsored by the LSU Museum of Art. The project also has a companion book, Marsh Mission: Capturing the Vanishing Wetlands.

Unfortunately, you only have until the 13th to get down to the USBG to see it yourself. Hey, better late than never. Don’t forget to check out the new National Garden while you’re there. It’s already starting to fill-in and in a few more years it will be really outstanding.

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