Sculpture and botanicals collide at Smith-Gilbert Gardens this spring
This annual celebration of art and the return of spring, Art Blooms is Smith-Gilbert Gardens’ beloved springtime experience. Their permanent art collection gets a seasonal makeover, with thousands of colorful blooms surrounding the eclectic collection.
Over 20,000 daffodil blooms set the stage for various sculptures throughout the Gardens, along with other flowers, shrubs, and trees. There is also a call for artists every year for their temporary sculpture exhibition, and to keep their extensive sculpture collection fresh.
Visitors are able to view the work of local and regional artists, while soaking in the vibrant changes of the season. The enchanting grounds emphasise on unique plantings and thoughtfully positioned sculpture, making this springtime celebration an unmissable addition to must-see exhibitions this season.
SGG recently revealed one of the works from this year’s collection, giving us a taste of this year’s offerings. Unda by John Van Alstine (photographed below) “plays on concepts of balance and poise and creates pieces that defy gravity.”
They continue on their Instagram, “He also addresses themes in Greek mythology. We’ve been inspired by these themes too. As the daffodils make their debut around Unda, notice the labyrinth pattern. (The word labyrinth, is linked to the Minoan labrys or double axe, symbol of the Minoan mother goddess of Crete).”
The exhibition takes place throughout April and May. The permanent sculpture collection was mindfully acquired through exhibitions around the country, and artists commissions. It’s available to view year-round, but don’t miss out on this springtime treat.
You can find Smith-Gilbert Gardens at 2382 Pine Mountain Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30152. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with all their events throughout the year.