A “Ribbiting” Exhibit at Airlie Gardens

Welcome to the Ribbit the Exhibit

Welcome to the Ribbit the Exhibit

Frogs, frogs everywhere! No it’s not Biblical pestilence plaguing Egypt, it’s the new Ribbit the Exhibit art display at Airlie Gardens (my fav!). Ribbit the Exhibit is a collection of over 20 copper frog statues by Wilmington artist Andy Cobb. I first saw Cobb’s work at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden several years ago. I’ve been hooked on frogs since! Whenever I see a frog it makes me think of Cobb’s frogs, and they make me smile. Maybe it’s because he fashions his frogs after ‘Old Toad’ from the book The Wind and the Willows. Or perhaps it’s because his frogs are so people-like in their actions while performing chores, playing music or dancing. His imaginative, whimsical figures have captured my heart. On a side note, I’ll be celebrating my 29-plus-17-years-of-experience birthday this year if you’re looking to get me a lil’ something… <Wink>

Cup of tea?

Cup of tea?

Of course these aren’t all of the frogs on display in the exhibit, but a sample. If you’d like to see the rest you’ll have to visit Airlie gardens, a wonderful idea don’t you think?! Without further ado…..enjoy!

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right....

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right….

Miss Azalea, Belle of the Ball

Miss Azalea, Belle of the Ball

Contemplating

Contemplating

John & Airlie Out for a Walk

John & Airlie Out for a Walk

Annie the Volunteer

Annie the Volunteer

Pecos Straight on Great Blu

Pecos Straight on Great Blu

The Grounds Crew

The Grounds Crew

 

4 comments on “A “Ribbiting” Exhibit at Airlie Gardens

    • Hi Andy!

      Thank you for taking time to comment – that made my day! I first saw your exhibit at the Cape Fear Botanical Garden and fell in love. Your frogs had me at “ribbit.”I was excited when I saw your frogs were coming to Airlie, one of my favorite gardens, and I couldn’t wait to see them. It did not disappoint! You are truly gifted and your frogs bring me joy.

      ~Mindy

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