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

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cafe Botanique: Barbara Rogers about the art on Allure of the Seas


Allure of the Seas: The Story Behind 17 Paintings
Barbara Rogers, Prof. - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

 “I want to remain vulnerable to beauty.  I want to be stopped in my tracks by something I call beautiful that I have never noticed or seen before.“ (Barbara Rogers)

Barbara Rogers is inspired by nature, art and the way people use botanical forms as the basis of their ornamentation in clothing, architecture and body decoration. She loves botany, travel and has a great respect for the arts of Asia and the Middle East.
Professor Rogers was commissioned to create a 30 by 18 foot painting for The Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Allure of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, and 16 companion paintings, all sized 10 by 4 feet. This commission required buying the biggest Mac computer on the market, hiring a full-time assistant and working with a sizeable committee of stake holders—each of whom had to approve every one of Professor Rogers’s sketches and trust her to complete the project to their satisfaction.

Prof. Barbara Rogers holds a degree in Art Education from Ohio State University and an MA in Painting from The University of California at Berkeley. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including one-person exhibitions at major university and commercial galleries and museums in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Scottsdale, Pakistan, Germany, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. Her work can be found in many major art museums and private art collections.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Denver Botanic Gardens – Morrison Center
6:30 – 8 p.m.

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