Sumi-e Exhibit

February 23 – March 28, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the Historic Selby House

A few practiced brush strokes can capture the essence of nature! Visit the Historical Selby House to see The Sarasota Chapter of the Sumi-e Society’s Oriental Brush Paintings on display.

Closely related to the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy, Oriental Brush Painting is an intellectual, spiritual, as well as an artistic pursuit. The painter’s goal is to use a few free flowing confident strokes to produce the spirit of the landscape, the flower, the tree or the scene, not an exact copy.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is proudly displaying these quintessential paintings as yet another way to exemplify nature’s soulful effect on human senses!