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VT Museum Curator Explains Botanical Art

Montshire Museum Curator Bob Raiselis describes the process and value of
botanical art and illustration using "From the Mountains to the Sea" exhibit

Crafted in the Village

From NESBA member Beverly Duncan:

Hello Friends,

The annual Ashfield "Crafted in the Village" will take place over the weekend of December 7th and 8th. The poster that follows announces the Open Studio at my home during that weekend. I hope to see you then!

Best wishes,
37 Baptist Corner Road
Ashfield, MA 01330

Montshire Visitors Enjoy Susan Sawyer’s Demo

Susan Sawyer was busy all day Saturday, Nov 9, showing adults and children how to draw from nature using plants, leaves, pods, seeds and nuts. The demo, in the From the Mountains to the Sea exhibit space at the Montshire Museum of Science, was sponsored by the ASBA Julius I. Brown grant to NESBA.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Plants, Trees and Shrubs of New England

The New England Society of Botanical Artists (NESBA) traveling exhibit, having finished a successful viewing at The Art Complex in Duxbury, Mass, is on view at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont through December 1st. The exhibit then travels to
  • Bartlett Arboretum in Stamford, CT (Jan- Mar 2014) 
  • Bedford Public Library in Bedford, MA (March -May 2014) 
  • Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI (May-June 2014) 
  • Coastal Main Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, ME (August - Sept 2014) 
The juried exhibit of 63 paintings by 43 NESBA members feature a variety of techniques used to depict native plants, including watercolor on paper and vellum, colored pencil, silver point, pen and ink, copper etching.

Each venue includes an additional display of works by in-state artists. The Montshire Museum also set up an educational display explaining the art and science of botanical illustration, with tools, photos, herbarium specimens and illustrations by Vermont artist Bobbi Angell, and an interactive display for children of all ages to learn to observe and draw leaves.

-MORE- on the Montshire Museum of Science Website

-MORE- on the Exhibition Website

An Exhibition Catalog is available for purchase from NESBA

Information about NESBA

Burlington Free Press story on Bobbi Angell, one of the exhibition artists

(This article copied from ASBA: See original article for images.)