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Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature at Selby Gardens

Pictured: Tiffany Dragonfly lamp, image courtesy of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

Next Sunday, on February 12th, Marie Selby Gardens will unveil their 2023 installment of the Jean and Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series, Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature. The exhibition series aims to explore the works of major artists through their connections to nature, with this year’s installment focusing on American Artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany, who was the founder of the decorative arts studio Tiffany Studios and was the first design director at his father Charles Tiffany’s iconic luxury jewelry and specialty design house Tiffany & Co.

Although ostensibly the designer of one of the most recognizable jewelry companies in the world may not seem like he has a major connection with nature, a further look into Louis Tiffany’s work reveals a deeper connection with the natural world than one might think. Tiffany, who hailed from New York City, began his career as a painter, studying at the National Academy of Design from 1866-67 and later apprenticed under the French landscape painter Leon Belly, who is cited as one of the major influences in Tiffany’s later artistic career. Soon after, however, Tiffany transitioned into glassmaking, where he became one of the most notable artisans of the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tiffany’s biggest contribution came in his stained glass work, particularly with his Tiffany lamps, which feature lamp shade designs that mimic flora and fauna.

This February’s Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature will mark the first time that Tiffany’s work will be exhibited in a botanical setting. Samples of his work will be featured throughout Selby Garden’s museum and floral concepts and vignettes inspired by his designs will be displayed throughout the Tropical Conservatory and Downtown Campus. “I think that people are used to thinking about Tiffany in a particular setting, whether it's seeing the objects in their homes – such as the lamps – or seeing the objects in a traditional museum setting,” says Jennifer Rominiecki, President and CEO of Selby Gardens. “Displaying Tiffany’s work in a garden setting with accompanying horticultural displays is a really creative presentation of his craft and creates a whole new way of looking at the artist.”

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This Week's SRQ DAILY Editions

Friday Weekend Edition – Feb 3, 2023

SB2 Luncheon •  New Fiction Book Review of Community Board by Tara Conklin •  The Art of Happiness •  Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature at Selby Gardens •  Sarasota Orchestra’s Free Family Concert Furthers Mission to Engage, Educate and Enrich  •  Hound Happy Hour Every Friday at Hamlets Eatery

Thursday Family and Recreation Edition – Feb 2, 2023

Building Careers •  The Players Centre presents Always…Patsy Cline •  Event Celebrates the Completion of East County School Renovation Project •  ODA’s STEM Program Partners With Mote Marine •  Child Protection Center Honors Sarasota County Judge DeFuria •  The Florida Waters Stewardship Program 2023 •  Jazz Brunch at Hamlets Eatery  •  Join a Book Club at Bookstore1Sarasota

Wednesday Philanthropy Edition – Feb 1, 2023

SB2 Luncheon •  The Hermitage Announces a Special Benefit Concert for Ongoing Hurricane Repairs •  Art Center Sarasota Welcomes Javi Suarez as Board Member •  Child Protection Center Awarded $10,000 •  Therapy Programs at Child Protection Center Continue To Exceed Expectations •  Kimberly Mills Named Certified Charitable Real Estate Specialist  •  Access to Low Cost Capital is Important for Any Business Enterprise. This is Especially True for Small Businesses. •  Manatee Community Foundation Announces 2023 Spirit of Manatee Honorees •  Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves Nearly $8 Million in Grant Funding •  Sarasota Performing Arts Center Foundation Announces Leadership Contribution •  New College Trustees Fire Okker as President

Tuesday Dining and Food Edition – Jan 31, 2023

Bijou Garden Cafe Debuts New Winter Menu •  2023-2024 School Choice Enrollment Window February 1 to February 28 •  John L. Clark PhD Joins Botany Staff at Selby Gardens  •  LobsterCraft Highlights Connecticut State Sandwich •  Fords Garage Introduces Comfort Foods with a Twist

Monday Business Edition – Jan 30, 2023

SB2 Luncheon •  Christopher Alan Homes Announces Creekside Run Neighborhood in Babcock Ranch •  Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learnings 2023 Global Issues Series •  63rd Avenue Improvements Meeting •  Gruters Falls Short in RNC Treasurer Bid •  Sarasota County Extension Opens New Energy Coach Volunteer Training •  Intercoastal Medical Group Welcomes New Pulmonology and Critical Care Specialist •  International Networking Week

Saturday Perspectives Edition – Jan 28, 2023

Heroes Among Us •  Students Set New College's Culture •  Professional Experiences Benefit Students, Community

Friday Weekend Edition – Jan 27, 2023

New Fiction Book Review of Big Swiss by Jen Beagin  •  Babel at Florida Studio Theatre •  Chamber Orchestra to Showcase Pianist Joseph Kingma in Virtuoso Night  •  Bruno Sammartino Documentary Coming to Manatee Performing Arts Center •  The 10x10 Series Highlights The Powerful Influence of Time

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