Sam Van Aken Sam Van Aken’s “The Open Orchard” at McColl Center for Art + Innovation

The Charlotte Observer Jul 11, 2018

At first glance, “The Open Orchard” – at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation through Aug. 25 – looks like something out of a natural history museum, abundant with botanical illustrations and plant specimens. It is also a workspace with a large plant press and studio tables covered with branches, copper etching plates and books.

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