Penelope Gottlieb’s “Gone”
February 26 through April 23, 2011
Penelope Gottlieb’s exhibition, aptly titled “Gone”, is planned for February 26 through April 23, 2011 in Ganna Walska Lotusland’s Pavilion. Each of the 25 botanical paintings in “Gone” is a “visual eulogy for lost plant life.” The particular plant species that Gottlieb depicts are in fact extinct and she is able to recreate them only from historical descriptions by botanists. Lotusland is a 37-acre botanical estate garden in Montecito and its collections include many endangered plants—even some that are extinct in the wild—so it is fitting that this exhibition takes place at Lotusland.
Visitors may see “Gone” as a part of a Lotusland docent-guided tour. Tours of the garden take place at 10 AM and 1:30 PM, Wednesday through Saturday. Reservations are required. Admission is adults $35; ages 5 through 18, $10; 4 and under, free. There is no charge for Lotusland members. Group tours are available. Please call 805-969-9990 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A confirmation and directions to the Visitor Entrance will be provided on receipt of your reservation.