McKee Botanical Garden will unveil works by master glass artist Jason Gamrath’ s “Garden of Glass Exhibition,” January 20. The exhibition will be on view in the garden through April 30.
The colorful and thought-provoking exhibit will feature 10 stunning glass orchids, waterlilies, and plants, all standing between six- to fourteen-feet-tall. This is Jason’s first outdoor garden exhibit in Florida.
Each piece is intended to represent its living counterpart on a macro scale, emphasizing the beauty that exists within the micro scale of nature. Both delicate and monumental, these one-of-a-kind sculptures convey the complexity of their living counterparts, engaging the viewers in new ways of looking at nature through the fragility of glass art.
“When I scale life forms up to be larger than a person, they can be observed with this perspective from across a room due to the overwhelming physical presence they command,” said Gamrath. “It is my hope that when people admire my large-scale renderings, they become curious and captivated by the hints of realism I incorporate into my designs. I encourage people to attempt to observe with the same eyes through which I humbly and graciously experience our natural world.”
Admission to the garden is $15 for adults; $13 for seniors aged 65 and older, as well as for children aged 13-17; and $10 for children aged 2-12. McKee members and children younger than 2 enjoy free admission. The garden is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 12 to 5 p.m. Click here for tickets and for more information.