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

Monday, September 28, 2009

We are heading towards South Park in Cafe Botanique

A Journey to South Park, Colorado
By Jan Boyd Haring, ASBA Grant Recipient

In 2007 Jan Boyd Haring received a grant from the American Society of Botanical Artists to record roadside wildflowers of the South Park Basin, and create a brochure free to the traveling public. This challenge piqued an on going fascination with this wonderful region in central Colorado. Hang on to your hats and toss your troubles aside, as you take an amazing journey across all corners of South Park to learn about the wildflowers, animals, old railroads, and history. Hear about trials and victories of completing an artist’s grant. Guess why these pictured railroad workers look so cheerful in the winter of 1910!

Jan Boyd Haring is a life long artist devoted to nature. Now retired from a twenty-three year career in the Information Technology industry, she has fulfilled her goal to be an artist full time.Jan received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Northern Arizona, and has attended classes at the School of the Art Institute at Chicago. She graduated from the Denver Botanic Gardens Botanical Art and Illustration Certificate Program in 2006. She is currently creating botanical illustrations primarily in watercolor and colored pencil. Her work is in numerous private collections and has been the recipient of several awards in juried shows.
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Thursday, October 1, 2009
Denver Botanic Gardens – Morrison Center
6:30 – 8 p.m.