It takes a gifted artist to become a great teacher and those who dare to teach never cease to learn.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

SPRING at the Frontrange Community Collage

The Art Department at the Frontrange Community Collage was very impressed with the 59 submissions that they received for the show. All 59 were accepted. What a beautiful way to tell the students and instructors how strong the Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens really is. This is also a nice method to reach a slightly little different audience that we are used to.
Please, remember that the reception is in the Gallery on Thursday, March 8 from 5-7 PM.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

If the driving conditions are questionable, or if you forgot because of the beautiful sunshine…

In some parts of Colorado it is snowing today and you might not be able to make it to Westminster. NOTE: You can drop off your entries at the Frontrange college gallery (driving directions on the form or in the Calendar) on Monday or Tuesday during gallery hours of 10-4. There will be an attendant at the gallery who can accept the pieces. The jury will meet on Wednesday at 9am. If you have any questions, please call Lydia Brokaw-Nelson (303-404-5390) or Susan Rubin (303-698-2355).

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Annika's Reception and 'SPRING' drop-off

Please remember:

  • Annika Silander-Hökerberg’s reception and book signing Tuesday, February 20th in the Gates Hall, DBG (6-7pm).
  • Bonfils-Stanton Garden as Art series on Tuesday, February 20th, 7pm (Mitchell Hall, DBG): Annika Silander-Hökerberg Botanical Discovery in the Age of Exploration: How Linnaeus Shaped the World’s View of Plants.
    Please register online or call 720-865-3580
    Pre-registration $16 for members, $21 non members. Day of the event $25.
  • ‘SPRING’ exhibit at Frontrange Community Collage, Westminster. Art drop-off Saturday, February 24th. You can down-load the call for entries here or following the link on the right hand panel. Directions to Frontrange Collage can be found also in the Calendar (February 24th). If you have any questions, please call Susan Rubin, 303-698-2355.

Friday, February 9, 2007

More Botanical Art in Gates Lobby Court

(Image from Temple of Flora)
Besides Annika Silander Hökerbergs equisite artwork in the Gates Lobby Court, the rare “Temple of Flora” by John Templeton is on display in Connors Family Exhibit Case.

(Jovibarba sobolifera by L. Farnsworth)
The beautiful “Cacti and Succulent” exhibit is featured in the Shepherd’s case and in one of the close by vitrines. The art is produced by our Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Art and Illustration program.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Finally the Linnaeus exhibit is now open for viewing!

Come and see Annika Silader-Hökerberg’s beautiful paintings (24 watercolors and 14 sketches) and read the stories behind them. Denver Botanic Gardens, Gates Garden Court; February-March.
Remember the reception on February 20th (6-7pm) - and her watercolor workshop February 12-16!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Courses starting in February – some seats still available!!!

We have eleven courses starting in February; five of them belong to our required course curriculum and six are among the electives. Annika Silander-Hökerberg’s watercolor workshop, starts on Monday, February 12th and runs for 5 consecutive days (10am-4pm) – don’t miss that opportunity.
Please note that Pencil 1 offered in March is a weekend workshop in Denver. We do also offer a weekend workshop for Pencil 1 at The Gardens on Spring Creek, Fort Collins – a perfect opportunity for students living north of the Longmont-area.

Remember the SPRING exhibit at Frontrange Community Collage, Westminster, CO!!!

(Please, click the highlighted words to find out which classes are offered. A materials list can be found by clicking the highlighted course title. Please, follow the links in the right panel for the complete course information and registration.)