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Resilience in Nature: We Are the Roses that Grew from the Concrete



Resilience in Nature: We Are The Roses that Grew from the Concrete is a juried gallery exhibition in collaboration with All People Arts, Creative Women of Color, Maroon Arts Group and TRANSIT ARTS.

We believe nature is essential to the human experience. This exhibition strives to connect people with nature while helping build a stronger community by amplifying the voices of Black artists. The artwork explores how we can look to the natural world for inspiration on the importance of the diversity found in our own communities. The art represents a range of visual mediums, including painting, photography, digital illustration, print, fabrics, mixed media and more.

A virtual gallery is available below but we encourage everyone to view the art in person. Visitors are able to vote for the People’s Choice Award while the rest of the awards will be selected by the jurors.

Exhibition Programming

Programming planned in collaboration with All People Arts, Creative Women of Color, Maroon Arts Group and TRANSIT ARTS will be available during the exhibition.

wells barn ROOTS: An Open Expression in Identity October 21 | 6-9pm | No Reservations Required

Join the Conservatory and Maroon Arts Group for an evening of performances telling "Stories of Resilience".

Virtual Gallery & Exhibition Catalogue

Click on an individual image to enlarge and see  more information on the piece. Use the arrows to scroll through the pieces. The Exhibition Catalogue includes information on the exhibition’s partners, jurors, and artists as well as a note from the Conservatory’s President & CEO. Scroll through the catalogue to learn more.

Those interested in supporting the artists by purchasing their work should contact Botanica Gift Shop at 614-715-8010 or

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