Enhance your home garden with a beautiful dogwood blossom art piece from the UT Gardens! The UT Gardens, Knoxville (UTG) is holding an on-line auction of approximately 40 dogwood sculptures created by local artists as part of their Art in the Gardens project. Dazzling Dogwoods: A Garden Art Exhibit has been on display in the UTG since early summer. All pieces are currently on display in the UT Gardens, Knoxville during daylight hours with exhibit guides available at the entrance kiosk, or they may be viewed on-line at utgardens.tennessee.edu.
Local amateur and professional artists donated their time and talent to artistically interpret this year’s theme with a fun and creative design. Each artist was provided with their choice of a 3 ft2 or 18 in2 marine grade plywood dogwood flower silhouette to embellish using media of their choice. Works were returned to UTG where they were mounted and installed throughout the Gardens for visitors to enjoy. The weather resistant dogwood sculptures will now be sold during the on-line auction with all proceeds benefiting the UT Gardens, Knoxville. The project was designed to promote community participation and foster artist collaboration at the UTG as well as raise awareness and support for the Gardens.
Winning bidders will complete their purchase by scheduling a pick-up time on Saturday, September 12. Payment in full will be due at time of pickup. Gardens members will have the opportunity to schedule an early pickup on Friday evening, September 11. Sponsors for the exhibit were Jerry's Artarama, UT Biosystems Engineering Machining and Fabrication Shop, Lange Customs Woodworking, Edward Dudrick, Susan and Andrew Mehringer, and Sunsphere Media.
Thank you for your support!