March 2, 2013, 10:30 am
Wellesley College Greenhouse Visitors' Center, Wellesley, MA
Program: The Constant Garden (East) takes us to the non-western world, exploring botanical images form the fine and decorative arts of Asia. We'll examine flower painting traditions in China and Japan, Mughal decoration in many forms including the Taj Mahal, the stylization of floral forms in tribal textiles, contemporary Asian artists using botanical forms
JENNIE SUMMERALL is an artist and independent lecturer who lives and works in the Boston area. She has painted commissioned portraits and other work for many years. These include a painting of biologist and author E. O. Wilson which hangs at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. She holds an M.Ed from Harvard, has taught at several schools and lectures regularly on the history of art. She is intrigued by the intersection of human civilization and the natural world and explores that theme in both her paintings and her talks.
Note: A very short business meeting of NESBA will take place on March 2 at 10:30, then Jennie Summerall's presentation will follow.