A fine arts cooperative in Ithaca, New York
Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public.

Botanical Motifs from Land and Sea

In the Salon, Botanical Motifs from Land and Sea showcases Ethel Vrana’s exploration of organic forms in paintings depicting the variety of shapes, textures, and colors in the botanical world.

There will be an opening reception Friday, July 7, 5–8pm.


Ethel Vrana

My recent work for this show was inspired by a gift from my granddaughter, Sarah, entitled The Gardener’s Botanical. Reading this book spiked my interest in plant forms of all kinds and their assortment of leaves, flowers, berries, and vines. I also read about seaweed and was especially captivated by the different shapes seaweed can form: flat or bulbous; fernlike or leafy; grasslike or lettuce shaped. I decided to do a series of paintings to show the beautiful variety of shapes, textures, and colors in the botanical world.