Experience the art of nature when you visit Madison Indiana's most popular garden at Lanthier Winery.  Lanthier's "Garden of Art" is one of only a few outdoor art galleries in the entire nation. It is the nations only interactive, learning, outdoor, fine art gallery. Guests stroll amidst sculptures, fine paintings and colorful dimensional works integrated into the garden beds, trees, fountains and seating areas.

While Madison Indiana is home to several outstanding art galleries, the most unusual gallery is located within the magnificent French County gardens at Lanthier Winery. Artist Eric Phagan's collage provides garden gallery guests an opportunity to explore and learn more about various styles of art. Phagan was the first artist to complete a painting in the challenging outdoor environment. Artists must deal with unusual "canvases" such as wood or brick walls, work with special outdoor paints and create on rough, uneven surfaces.

Madison Indiana Artist Marsha Smith sprinkled the garden with year round color. Her works combine brillant multi-colored glass, marbles, tiles, copper, bottles and aluminum on a variety of surfaces. Marsha's glass crafting brings bright color to table tops otherwise covered in mid winter snow and slush. Her "Lilac Blossoms" creation includes hand wrapped glass pieces hung in the north gardens lilac bushes.

Intricate metal work and sculptures created by master metal artisan Brian Clark add interest to the garden year round. Careful use of scroll work in ususual combinations has made the gardens "plant hangers" functional works of art. The massive blooming metal works are some of the most popular pieces in the garden art collection.

Artist Jon Mcafee of Indianapolis Indiana begins work on a cooperative creation with noted artist Eric Phagan. The work entitled "Building Bridges" features three unique renditions of the Madison Ohio River Bridge. In individual works, Phagan utilized his talents with line while McAfee showcased his talent with vibrant color on his creation. The two then completed a joint work demonstrating how comined use of techniques gives an even more unique feel to a painting. The trio of paintings helps visitors understand how various artists view the same subject matter differently. The Garden of Art is a working, learnin studio gallery that allows visitors and artists to learn more about technicques, styles and art in general.

Madison Indiana's "Garden of Art", outdoor garden art gallery is is open to the public sun up to sun down - 7 days a week year round. Admission is free. Visitors enjoy strolling the gallery, viewing the works and learning about art from interactive exhibits. Guests are asked to avoid touching paintings and sculptures as these original works are one of a kind creations and impossible to replace. For more information about Madison Indiana gardens, art galleries, The Garden of Art, or Loft Gallery at Lanthier Winery call 800-41-WINES or email info@lanthierwinery.com


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