This fall and winter, Allen Centennial Garden is hosting an art exhibition featuring the work of local Madison sculptural artist Andrée Valley. The exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of Allen Centennial Garden.
Valley received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Denver and her M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. Her background is in ceramics and sculpture, and for the last 20 years she has primarily used metal for her sculptural medium.
The Allen Garden exhibition features nine brightly colored metal sculptures. Eight of them are abstract works, allowing visitors to create their own understanding and connection to the pieces.The non-abstract piece, named the Triffid Group, is located in the English Garden. This piece was inspired by a science fiction novel by John Wyndham, called The Day of the Triffids, where bioengineered seeds grow into beautiful plants filled with nutrients, but also have a sinister side.
The installation, which is on display now through March of 2018, will help bring a pop of color to the Garden this winter. Stop by and have a look.