Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
DBG' Index Seminum 2007 is also posted on the Gardens’ website by mid-April.
Cover art is by Colleen Hillmeyer. The art inside the catalog is by Cridlebaugh, Meyer and Rottman. All the artists are Graduates of the BI program.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The "From Dürer to Rembrandt, The Renaissance of Faith in Art" features 200 original artworks consisting of woodcuts, etchings and engravings. Twenty artists will be represented with most of the artworks by Dürer (late 1400s to 1500s) and Rembrandt (1600s). Others include Lucas van Leyden, Peter Paul Rubens, Van Dyck, Hendrick Goltzius and others. There is no charge for admission; however, tickets are required. Please click here for more information and complimentary tickets. Tickets are also available in Classroom C .
Monday, March 17, 2008
Please read carefully and write to your legislator:
This is a letter from a representative of the American Society Of Illustrators’ Partnership in affiliation with the Illustrators’ Partnership regarding Orphan Works:
Orphaned Works is back on the table and the following information makes it clear that The U.S. Copyright office is on the wrong side of this issue. If you want to retain your copyrights as they presently exist I recommend you write to your legislators explaining why this bill must not get passed. It will destroy current copyright law.
Read more here...
Project BudBurst is a nationwide initiative that encourages volunteers to track climate change by observing the timing of spring flowers and foliage. Project BudBurst, operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and a team of partners, allows schoolchildren, gardeners and other citizen scientists in every state to enter their observations into an online database that will give researchers a detailed picture of our warming climate. Learn about Project BudBurst and how you can join this innovative and exciting effort. Spring is right around the corner!
Sandra Henderson is a science educator at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder where she oversees the development of K-12 geoscience education materials and the design and implementation of citizen science field campaigns. Sandra facilitates professional development workshops for geoscience educators from across the country, coordinates the development of online courses for classroom teachers, and prepares staff scientists to participate in educational outreach activities. She is particularly interested in science education programs that address the needs of underrepresented populations. Sandra served as Co-Director of LEARN: Atmospheric Science Explorer’s, an NSF teacher enhancement program. She is the former Director of Education for GLOBE
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Denver Botanic Gardens – Morrison Center
6:30 – 8 p.m
Sunday, March 16, 2008
There are some Irish botanical illustrators I like to mention: Wendy F. Walsh, the illustrator of the Irish Florilegium, and Susan Sex, illustrator of the privately published (only 700 copies) Ireland’s Wild Orchids. Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower painters by Patricia Butler is one of the few books which surveys the botanical art from the Irish point of view.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Yesterday I was observing one of our classes: Creative Hand Lettering for the Garden Sketchbook and Botanical Artworks. I deeply regretted that I decided earlier not have enough time to participate in the whole 5-week course. It was amazing to feel the creative joy in that class. Renee’s students didn’t want to go home.
The skills obtained in this class are applicable for your everyday life: letters, greeting cards, journals, = everything where you need a pen (Image on the right by T. Stoneburner). I did sign up to a related course: Nature Illuminated, also taught by Renee.
This week I visited The Paul J. Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA. If you happen to be in LA, please try to visit that museum. The Getty Center sits on a hilltop in the Santa Monica Mountains and you can view not only the city of LA but also the Pacific Ocean and the San Gabriel Mountains. The scenery is stunning.There is no entrance fee, and the collections are beautiful. They also have an excellent exhibit about Illuminated Manuscripts (until April 20, 2008).
The Getty Museum’s Central Garden is famous for its beauty, and the overall landscaping at the Museum grounds is a source and model for the higher education in landscape architecture nationwide.
For more information and registration for The Nature Illuminated (08WBI540), please click here.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Denver Orchid Society Spring Orchid Show and Sale will be held during second weekend in March (March 8-9, 2008) at Denver Botanic Gardens (Mitchel Hall).