By Howard Pousner
Today, the Atlanta Botanical Garden opens “Independent Visions: Sculpture in the Gardens,” an exhibit of 19 pieces by sculptors including Red Grooms, Magdalena Abakanowicz and Beverly Pepper, for a run through October. Organized with New York’s Marlborough Gallery, the show includes some works more monumental than the large-scale bronze sculptures in Henry Moore’s 2009 exhibit, including two by Kenneth Snelson that are 24 and 30 feet long. The works are theatrically lit 6-10 p.m. Thursdays during Cocktails in the Garden.
In conjunction with the sculpture show, Atlanta Fine Arts League opens an exhibit of botanical works with a meet-the-artists reception, 6-10 p.m. May 3. The works are on display in a gallery located between the Fuqua Orchid Center and the Edible Garden.