The North Carolina Arboretum's Baker Exhibit Center will host Balance and Beauty: A Visual Celebration of Rural Life, an exhibit featuring work by Tennessee artist Margaret Scanlan, who has been painting color fields for more than 35 years. Scanlan's focus on the quiet beauty of the pastoral rural landscape is just one reason why the Arboretum chose to host the exhibit. The North Carolina Arboretum is a natural treasure that cultivates connections between people and plants, and Scanlan's work entices viewers to have a personal relationship to the rural scenes. Personal connections with nature resonate throughout the Arboretum's exhibits, programs, and research. Visitors to the Baker Exhibit Center Greenhouse will have a chance to learn about color in a unique living exhibit planned in conjunction with Balance and Beauty. Living Color: A Color Study Illustrated with Plants will feature a color wheel created out of flowering plants and provide opportunities to study color theory through plant combination vignettes.