fine art gallery
is the online web gallery of Venusian Gardens, a fine art gallery
of luminous art and sculpture, located near the French Quarter in
New Orleans, Louisiana. Venusian Gardens art gallery specializes in
luminous art and sculpture, exhibiting art works incorporating glass,
neon and metal in modern and contemporary abstract sculpture, landscape
art, wall art and also a unique approach to space art. Featuring local
artist and sculptor, Eric Ehlenberger, as well as other American artists,
Venusian Gardens is a unique gallery with a unique presentation of
The Venusian Gardens exhibition space is an extensively renovated historic building located in the Faubourg Marigny Historical District immediately adjacent to the French Quarter (Vieux Carre). Originally built in 1854 as a Methodist Episcopal Church and constructed in the Greek Revival style, the gallery features a soaring thirty foot high cathedral ceiling in the original cypress along with expansive, original red pine hardwood floors.
At the heart of the gallery is the "Venusian Gardens" art installation, a large human-scale diorama featuring the exotic, luminous flora and fauna of Ehlenberger's fantasy Venusian world, including his well-known luminous glass and neon Jellyfish and Venusian Swamp Gardens. This modern approach to the art of the diorama, a sculptural walk-through "garden," offers a unique development in the contemporary world of landscape art and glass sculpture. From neon and glass "swamp flowers" that can be hand-picked by the visitor to take home, to the luminous uranium glass "Venusian rocks" strewn about the fantasy Venusian landscape, this environmental art installation is unlike anything seen before.
In addition to the Venusian Garden installation, there is also a formal fine art gallery with changing exhibitions featuring works of varied styles and character from Constructivist sculpture to abstract expressionist wall art to "neo-antique" wall sconces that combine antique glass and neon in an exciting new fusion. A luminous fine photography exhibition is also on display, featuring varied photographers' expressions of trans-illuminated photo-images. There are also plans for future events presenting performance artists featuring modern dance to aerial trapeze.
Venusian Gardens is a very special and exciting new venue and is available for rent for special events, perfect for hosting a special gathering, celebrating a wedding or having an exotic and memorable party. Please explore the pages that follow and immerse yourself in this wonderful world of luminous art and sculpture.
web site is an up-to-date resource for sculpture
currently on display at Venusian Gardens art gallery only
please visit these web sites for additional viewing:
web site is quite extensive and is designed to be a comprehensive
site embodying the total of Ehlenberger's sculpture and art work
including his art installations as well as his lines of contemporary
wall sconces and unique neon clocks.
web site focuses on glassLight gallery,
Ehlenberger's first art gallery located in the heart of the French
Quarter, New Orleans (about 10 blocks from Venusian Gardens). It
is an up-to-date resource of what sculpture is currently on display
and available for sale at this location. Included on this web site
are views of sculpture by other selected artists working in neon
that are represented by glassLight gallery.
web site focuses on the opportunities provided by both Venusian
Gardens and glassLight gallery
for unique New Orleans venues for fabulous weddings and receptions.
web site focuses on the contemporary wall sconces designed by Ehlenberger
with emphasis on the neo-Antique series incorporating antique glass
shades with brushed aluminum and neon. It is an excellent online
resource for commercial and home interior design and interior decoration
professionals interested in a unique, contemporary approach to fine
art lighting for the home or business.