Saturday, April 30 – Sunday, June 5 – The New Botanicals/Lilacs by Vinette Varvaro

The New Botanicals / Lilacs is an exhibition of exquisite giclee lilac prints. Intense color saturated lilacs in varying hues of purple, magenta, pink and white emerge from velvety black back grounds creating lifelike portraits of each specimen. This exhibition is in co-ordination with The Arnold Arboretum’s Lilac Sunday annual celebration. Artist Vinette Varvaro created The New Botanicals Collection as a fresh new version of traditional antique botanical prints yet has retained their classic beauty and detail. Also shown are several prints from The New Botanicals / Woody Plants and Shrubs collection. Ms. Varvaro uses both digital technology and painterly skill to produce fine art prints for collectors and horticulturalists. The twenty-four lilac images shown are blossoms cut from lilacs at Syringa Plus Lilac Nursery in West Newbury, Massachusetts. The exhibition, in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall at the Arnold Arboretum, will run from Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, June 5. A reception with the artist will take place Wednesday, May 4, from 6 – 8 pm. You may also meet the artist in the Lecture Hall during Lilac Sunday on May 8, and she will give an artist talk about her work on Wednesday, May 18, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. For more information about the artist, visit