Painted Garden

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After a long winter, Powell Gardens welcomes Painted Garden. Celebrate the joy and color spreading across the Gardens with inventive botanical displays, spring blooms, and works of art. Rooted in Kansas City’s art community, Powell Gardens invites you to imagine the garden as a gallery.  


SUPER NATURAL by Kate Clements
April 27-July 4, 2024 
Conservatory (Powell Gardens Visitor Center)

Kate Clements constructs delicate and ornate large-scale paintings and installations comprised of kiln fused glass panels. Working with frit, a type of crushed glass, she sifts, scatters, and pushes the sugar-like substance on a kiln shelf to form dimensional drawings. The wafer-thin panels reference naturalistic designs and floral motifs that she uses to explore ideas of beauty, taste, and impermanence. 

River Valley by Kate Clements 
Perennial Lounge (Powell Gardens Visitor Center)

River Valley takes inspiration from native plants found in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast. During the pandemic, artist Kate Clements found refuge, meditation, and solace on many walks and runs through Cliff Side Drive. She observed beauty through the decay and resurgence of the vegetation throughout the different seasons, which instilled a sense of hope during uncertain times.

Clements received an MFA in Glass from the Tyler School of Art & Architecture in Philadelphia and a BFA in Painting and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited at the Bellevue Arts Museum (WA), Houston Center of Contemporary Craft (TX), Hunterdon Art Museum (NJ), Philadelphia Art Alliance (PA), Urban Glass (NYC), and S12 Gallery (Norway). She has been awarded residencies at Studios Inc and the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, Pilchuck Glass School, and S12 Gallery in Bergen, Norway. She lives and works in Kansas City. 

Outdoor Sculptures

Located along the Dennis and Annette Young Magnolia Walk, Dogwood Walk, Marlese Lowe Gourley Island Garden, and Visitor Center Terraces, new sculptures have been installed alongside existing favorites for Painted Garden. Stroll the path to see delights around every corner. Click below to see more information on each piece!

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