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THE REASON FOR THE SEASONS According to Greek Mythology

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 31, 2019


The Reason for the Seasons Art Exhibition at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Exhibition runs Dec. 6, 2018 – March 31, 2019 with opening reception on Dec. 6

Through her artworks, Lenore Tolegian Hughes tells the story of The Reason for the Seasons as described in Greek mythology. Hughes illustrates the power of love—its ecstasy and its pain—in an exhibition of visual art based on the love of Demeter, the goddess of agriculture and harvest, for her daughter, Persephone. Demeter’s love brings on fall and winter when Persephone descends to Hades for half the year, and spring and summer when she returns. The relation of the goddess’s love to the seasons is depicted in a series of watercolor portraits in which the ecstatic faces of mother and daughter morph into and intertwine with the delights of spring and summer. The exhibition will also include a collection of lush and saturated watercolor collages of florals capturing the mood of spring and summer.