Cristina Grajales Gallery Announces
Design at Fairchild: Sitting Naturally
December 3rd, 2012 – May 31st, 2013
Cristina Grajales Gallery and the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden are pleased to present the inaugural exhibition of Design at Fairchild, Sitting Naturally.
Sitting Naturally will showcase a collection of seating designed by a selection of Cristina Grajales Gallery’s internationally renowned artists. Inspired by the Fairchild’s lush, tropical landscape, each artist is creating two benches to be placed throughout the Garden’s 83 exquisite acres.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s diverse collection of exotic palms, cycads, flowering trees, vines, orchids and other foliage will serve as the backdrop for works created by an equally varied group of artists. From the whimsical, playful work of Sam Baron to the strong, sculptural work of Michele Oka Doner, each will use his or her unique perspective to change a quotidian object into an extraordinary work of art. Sitting Naturally will showcase the work of Gael Appler, Sam Baron, Pedro Barrail, Christophe Côme, Michele Oka Doner, Sebastian Errazuriz, and John Paul Philippe.
About the Art Program at Fairchild
Sitting Naturally is part of an annual exhibition that celebrates art and culture. The Art Program supports Fairchild’s conservation work and educational and science outreach programs and is committed to cultural enhancement in South Florida. Fairchild’s Art Program has exhibited works of Will Ryman, Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, Yayoi Kusama, Mark de Suvero, Roy Lichtenstein, Dale Chihuly, Fernando Botero, Yoko Ono, and Kris Martin. The Fairchild Art Program is generously supported by The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Lin Lougheed and Aaron I. Fleischman and the Paul Kasmin Gallery.
About Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. Considered the greatest tropical botanic garden in the world, Fairchild exhibits some of the tropical world’s rarest and most beautiful plants within the tapestry of an iconic landscape design. Fairchild is one of the world’s best science, conservation and education-based gardens and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. It has conservation programs in over 20 countries throughout the tropical world including Indonesia, South America, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Fairchild’s palm and cycad collections are considered the best collections in the world and are nationally recognized by the American Public Gardens Association. It is also home to the American Orchid Society. The Fairchild Challenge is the largest science-based education program in the U.S., reaching more than 150,000 schoolchildren. Fairchild hosts popular events like the Chocolate, Mango, Orchid, Food and Garden, Ramble and Edible Garden Festivals, as well as an internationally acclaimed Art Program, GardenMusic Festival, concerts, plant shows and sales, and evening events and is the cultural and community hub in South Florida. Fairchild is a not-for-profit organization with 45,000 members and over 1,200 volunteers. Fairchild is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, Florida, 33156. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children under 5 and under and Fairchild members. More information can be found at www.fairchildgarden.org and on Facebook and Twitter.
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Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, FL 33156