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

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nature in flames

In the nature many odd things happen during the fall. When about half of the chlorophyll has broken down anthocyanin production and accumulation begins. We know that anthocyanins are responsible for the red colors in the plants – however, in the science world there are numerous theories of the ecological function of this reaction, and that is still an unraveled puzzle. Read more about the fascinating Nature’s Palette in David Lee’s book about The Science of Plant Color.

All we know for sure that anthocyanines are not poisonous:

Rosehips are one of the richest plant sources for C vitamin and their antioxidant values are higher than those of blueberries (which also contains high amounts of anthocyanins)
Rosehips are commonly used for culinary purposes especially in
Northern Europe.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Congratulations Jan !


For a year ago Jan Boyd Haring got a grant from ASBA to record and illustrate the wildflowers in South Park, Colorado. The Project is now finished and the brochure illustrating 22 wildflowers is fresh from the press.

A excellent example what a Botanical art and Illustration graduate can do: educate travelers!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chinese Flower Painting with Sally Yu Leung

Last weekend we had a very successful guest workshop with Sally Yu Leung form the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.
The three day workshop was wrapped up with the demonstration of the Chinese Tea Garden in the home of Diana Lee and Roy Stahlgren. Before leaving the gorgeus garden we were also served tea in their beautiful Tea House. You can see more images here…



(Finished Piece by Katherine McCrery)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Highlights from the BI-Program

Annual Student Art Show

Students from the Botanical Art and Illustration Program display their art in Gates Garden Court between September 6th and November 4th. Among the more than 50 outstanding botanical plates you can see illustrations from 15 graduates. Random selection is presented on a separate page.

(Mary Clark, 2008 Graduate)

Meet the Students - Meet the Artists -Celebrate the 2008 Graduates - Please join us for reception October 5, 2-5 p.m.
Also in the program

*** Silent Auction for the benefit of the BI-Program***