Art in the Garden

art in garden logoThere's always something going on at the Hahn!

Fabulous speakers, seminars, symposia, hands-on workshops, free garden walks, plant sales, and other events happen throughout the year - check back frequently for the latest!

Be sure to pick up a Visitor's Permit from Parking Services or the VT Visitor's Center if attending an event in the garden during weekday business hours (M-F, 8-5). Faculty and staff can only park in F/S spaces (limited).

Announcement: Simply Elemental Artist Proposals deadline is May 15, 2017 Learn more

Currently on display through April 30th: Watercolors with Sidra Kaluszka

Artist's Statement: Sidra Kaluszka is a multifaceted artist who specializes in both ceramics and watercolors. She is heavily influenced by her appreciation for nature and natural light, as well as the ink paintings and nature philosophies of Zen Buddhists.  Kaluszka graduated in 2010 with a double concentration MFA from Radford University, Virginia, where she was mentored by internationally renowned watercolorist Z.L. Feng, and earned the 2010-2011 Best Creative Thesis Award.  In 2007 she received her BFA from Virginia Tech, where she studied with nationally known ceramicist David Crane. 

Kaluszka was also recently chosen by Watercolor Artist magazine for their 2016 list of 'Ones to Watch.'  Her work has been exhibited in Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Colorado, and throughout Virginia, as well as in Japan.  She was published in "500 Vases- Contemporary Expression of a Timeless Form," in 2010 and “500 Teapots vol. 2” in 2013.  Kaluszka won the Aquarius National 2016 Best of Show, Art on the Lawn's First Prize award for new/emerging artist, and First Place in 2D Art at Blacksburg's Art at the Market event in 2013, 2014, and 2015.  Her works and upcoming exhibits can be seen on her Facebook page at: or on her Etsy page at

Upcoming Shows

  • May/June: Gabby (paper fiber)
  • July/Aug: Aileen Fletcher (photography)
  • Sept/Oct: Joe Kelly (sketches)
  • Nov/Dec: Pat West (acrylic)

Related Links

For more information about BRAA, please go to or visit the Community Arts Information Office on College Avenue in Blacksburg.  The artists of BRAA eagerly share their work with the local community.  If you wish to purchase a piece, please contact the artist directly.

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