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En Plein Air

"En plein air" is a French expression which means "in the open air," and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. For centuries, artists have taken advantage of the benefits of plein air painting, drawing on the inspiration of their natural surroundings, fresh, invigorating breezes, and light conditions that are especially conducive to creating beautiful works of art. Recently, during a walk around the grounds, I happened upon a group of students with instructor Chantel... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 0 comments

Shake Your Bon at the Japanese Festival!

  This September it will be time for the biannual Japanese Bon Festival at Memphis Botanic Garden.  Japanese Bon festivals have been taking place for over 500 years.  Historically, these festivals celebrate ones ancestors, but in modern times and in places outside of Japan, bon festivals simply present an indulgent exposition of colorful and lively Japanese culture.  No matter the meaning, you and your family will find the Japanese Garden at MBG filled with engaging... Read More
Posted by Charity Siebert at Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 1 comments


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