Batiks Botanico-Viva Florida

The exhibition Batiks Botanico-Viva Florida, which opened recently at the Marie Selby Museum of Botany and the Arts-Selby Mansion, features batiks by artist Angela Marie Isaza inspired by the plant life of Florida and her native country of Colombia.  The show runs from August 15, 2013 through November 17, 2013. Open daily from 10a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Ms Isaza’s masterfully crafted batiks are beautifully displayed in the Selby Mansion where the natural light further enhances the detail of her work.

She studied art at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia and graduated with a degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

Batik, an ancient form of art, originated in Java and requires wax, dyes, and fabric cloth. The step by step process is displayed in the museum for visitors to understand how the artist accomplishes the finished work of art and in the Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Foundation sun room, guests can work on creating their own crayon batik to take home.

The Maire Selby Botanical Gardens located at 900 S. Palm Ave in Sarasota,  encompass nearly 13 acres, 8 greenhouses, the Mansion/Selby Museum of Botany and the Arts, research areas, children’s education center, and the soon to be completed in November 2013, the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden, which is a living classroom where children and families can develop a life long appreciation for rainforest plants.

For further information, go to www.selby.org.

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