Montshire Museum hosted "Mountains to the Sea" Reception on October 3

Many thanks to the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont for hosting the October 3 opening reception of the second venue for The Mountains to the Sea: Plants, Trees, and Shrubs of New England. Our hosts Bob Raiselis and Sherlock Terry created a beautiful display.

Museum donors, at least 16 NESBA artists, and many guests enjoyed the gathering which included a talk by Bobbi Angell about the exhibit and the artists.

Montshire’s art intern, Terra Fletcher, created an exhibit about Bobbi’s work and her method of field work plus using herbarium specimens to illustrate for botanists, text books and popular publications. She did a terrific and creative job, devoting many hours to reproduce one of Bobbi’s plant specimens as a silhouette on the exhibit wall. Terra, thank you so much!

An interactive piece encourages visitors to sit and examine leaves encased in laminate and try their hand at drawing them. It has been attracting children and adults alike, and they hang their drawings on the wall.

Thanks also to the NESBA artists in Vermont and New Hampshire for organizing the splendid ‘In Addition’ exhibit of paintings—Bobbi Angell, Patricia Giebutowski, Lois Jackson, Caroline Payzant, Susan Bull Riley, Susan Sawyer and Stephanie Whitney-Payne.

And a final thanks to the team that moved the artwork from Duxbury MA to Vermont: Ellen Duarte, Carole Ely, Joyce Westner, Carolyn Payzant, and Nancy Horrall.

Bobbi Angell speaking to group at reception.

NESBA members at reception























Montshire Museum gift shop, with the catalog and members' cards



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