A kokedama, made using a Japanese technique in which the roots of a plant are wrapped with soil and moss and held in an oval form with string, by artist Kathleen Monson is among the pieces on display in the “Art of the Garden” exhibit at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts. The show features artwork inspired by or designed for use in the garden through a variety of approaches in painting, sculpture, ceramics and more by artists from throughout the five-state region. “Art of the Garden” is open through Aug. 8 in the center’s Laura H. Miles Gallery, 2240 N. Shore Dr., Wayzata. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)


“Center of Attraction – Blush II” (left) and “Center of Attraction – Blue II,” two photos by Minneapolis artist Peg Palaskas.


“Grow,” a ceramic piece by Kenosha, Wisconsin, artist Lisa Marie Barber. (Sun photo by Jason Jenkins)


“Botanical Garden 3,” an oil painting by Backus artist Mary Lingen.


“Hidden Koi,” an oil painting by Winona artist Mary Calengor.

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