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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

If you are visiting New York

Ann A. Fleming's drawing is included in the 10th Annual International Juried Exhibition of the ASBA/ Horticultural Society of New York. Ann is DBG' BI certificate recipient from 2003.
The Royal Horticultural Societies gallery hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the exhibit is up until November 16, 2008 .

Also while you are in New York please visit the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.

Drawing from life exhibit at BBG features the work of 14 woman artists who have painted plants at Brookland Botanic Garden during the past 90 years. The exhibit is very much focusing in the works of Maud H. Purdy
Maud Purdy was Brooklyn Botanic Garden's staff artist from 1913 to 1944. Among Purdy's most original and visually arresting works are 24 gouache paintings on black board. Purdy also produced 40 paintings of iris, several of which were exhibited at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, and pen-and-ink illustrations of plants collected during the 1930 Astor expedition to the Galápagos (not all the iris paintings are exhibited)
Brooklyn Botanic Garden's goal is to digitize 235 of Purdy's paintings, illustrations, and sketches and to rescue the artist's original, often daring work from obscurity and make it available for study and appreciation by a public almost entirely unacquainted with it.

Just absolutely stunning – the exhibit will be up for viewing until November 11.

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