GREENSBORO BEAUTIFUL COMMISSIONS GARDEN PAINTINGS – As Part of the organization’s 50th Anniversary Celebration
Greensboro, NC — In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Greensboro Beautiful is collaborating with local artist William Mangum to commemorate this extraordinary milestone. Greensboro Beautiful is commissioning William Mangum to create four signature paintings — original artwork of the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden, the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park, the Greensboro Arboretum, and Gateway Gardens.
Mangum will also produce 500 11″ x 14″ reproductions of each of the four signature paintings. Reproductions will be made available at Greensboro Beautiful’s events throughout 2018. The reproductions will be provided as a thank you for donations made to Greensboro Beautiful, with 100% of the contribution going to benefit Greensboro Beautiful.
“The four prints will culminate to make a suite to celebrate the diversity of each garden and the rich history of Greensboro Beautiful’s impact on the community,” says Mangum.
In addition, Mangum will create a body of twenty-five to fifty originals representing the gardens captured in a variety of seasons and highlighting favorite features of each of the gardens. There will be an exhibit of these additional works and a fundraising event held in December. Details regarding the culmination of Greensboro Beautiful’s 50th Anniversary will be announced at a later date.
The first original painting of Gateway Gardens (see attached) will be unveiled at Greensboro Beautiful’s Groovin’ in the Garden event on Sunday, April 29. The remaining signature paintings will be introduced at Greensboro Beautiful’s garden events: the Tanger Family Bicentennial Garden painting at Parisian Promenade on Sunday, June 3; the Greensboro Arboretum painting at Art in the Arboretum on Sunday, October 7; and the Bog Garden at Benjamin Park painting at the event to be announced at the exhibit in December. Mangum will appear at each event for print signings and Meet the Artist opportunities.
For more information, visit us online at GreensboroBeautiful.org, or call 336-373-2199.