Arbor Day opening for nature photography exhibit at the Morton Arboretum
After a two-year hiatus, the Morton Arboretum Photographic Society will exhibit over 100 fine art, nature-themed photographs at their annual exhibit opening on April 29, Arbor Day.
Last year, the exhibit was held virtually, but due to the pandemic, it has been two years since the exhibit was held in person on the Morton Arboretum grounds.
This beautiful exhibit of fine art nature photography from across the world opens in the Cudahy Room on Friday, April 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. On Friday evening only, admission to the arboretum is free for gallery visitors. On the weekend, exhibit entry is free with price of Morton Arboretum admission.
MAPS president Tim O'Brien said "The virtual exhibit was terrific last year, but art is best appreciated when it is seen up close, matted, framed and displayed alongside other great photography. The Cudahy Room in the Administration and Research Center is a beautiful space for the exhibit and members are looking forward to celebrating nature and sharing their work in person."
The exhibit continues through Saturday and Sunday, April 30 to May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Most of the featured, nature themed artwork is available for purchase following the exhibit, along with cards, bin art, coasters, books and other art pieces.
MAPS was launched in September 2011 with the goal of capturing the natural world through the media of photography. Now over 140 strong, members gather monthly through zoom or in-person to share techniques, become inspired by nationally known speakers, and photograph together at monthly photo outings.
To join MAPS or for more information about the exhibit, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Morton Arboretum acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Morton Arboretum is located at 4100 Route 53 in Lisle.