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Go to G.B. Fox Environmental Center

Go to G.B. Fox Environmental Center

Joan Frain of Exton, PA and Judith Simon of Bernville, PA are exhibiting their work at the Fox at the Mill Gallery at the G.B. Fox Environmental Center in Bethlehem, PA. Both artists are left-handed and they have incorporated this into the theme of their show.

Joan Frain teaches botanical art in Exton, PA, while Judy Simon is one of her longtime students. Both artists have exhibited and chaired the Philadelphia Society of Botanical Illustrators (PSBI) exhibition at the Philadelphia Flower Show and have exhibited at the botanical art exhibition co-hosted by the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Horticultural Society of New York.

You are invited to attend the opening reception for Left Hands, Right Brains on June 19, 2014 from 6-8 PM.

This exhibition will be open for the public to enjoy through August 29, 2014.

Visit the Gertrude B. Fox Environmental Center

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Get ready for Costa Rica 2015!

Here is the latest news at Classes Near You > Florida:

Mindy Lighthipe

Custom classes, art tours, books, ebooks, videos and artwork can be viewed on Mindy’s website. To register for classes, please contact Mindy.

Artistic Adventure Tour – Costa Rica

February 6-16, 2015

In this 10-day workshop, you will tour Costa Rica with botanical and nature artist, Mindy Lighthipe, and nature photographer
Nancy Richmond. Travel to different locations where the rainforest will by your classroom. Learn field sketching, field research, color notation, composition and how to use digital photography for reference details. This workshop is for all levels and welcomes photographers as well.

Some of the places you will visit include:

Go to Costa Rica Art Tours to view the detailed itinerary for this trip.

Cost: $3,549 per person
Save $250 discount if registered before August 1, 2014.

Any questions? Contact Mindy Lighthipe or call 352-226-0949.

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Author and botanical artist, Ann L. DuBois, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her second book, Plants of Life. You may recall that Ann released her first book, The Big Apples of New York: The Story of How New York State Became the Big Apple, earlier this year.

While also historical in nature, Ann’s second book will be more of a personal account about her relationship with plants. It will include thirty-eight original paintings and historical information about each plant. Drawing inspiration from resources such as Matthew Hall’s Plants as Persons, Ann explores animism (the belief that natural objects have souls) and how her relationship with plants has influenced her relationships with people.

The Plants of Life campaign is accepting pledges of $5 to $1,000. The rewards for each pledge amount varies. Please visit the Kickstarter website for more information.

Only 21 funding days remain for Plants of Life. Share information about this project with friends and colleagues.

Go to ‘Plants of Life’ on Kickstarter

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Back from the Brink: Celebrating Species Making a Comeback

A group art show by MasterWorks for Nature opens at the Lloyd Library in Cincinnati, OH on June 7, 2014. You are invited to attend the opening reception that will be held from 4-7 PM. Arrive early to attend a special presentation by Dr. Terri Roth who will talk about species conservation and the Carl H. Lindner Jr. Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden.

The art, as well as the rare books on display, celebrate iconic species that were once on the brink of extinction, but through positive human intervention, managed to stage a comeback. Featured species include the Bald Eagle, Bison, wolf, trumpeter swan, and grizzly bear, among others.

The concurrent book exhibition features rare natural history titles held by the Lloyd, some of which offer the earliest printed depictions of the featured species. The books center on the work of the “father of natural history,” a Frenchman, George‐Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, who in the 18th century wrote one of the most comprehensive and scientifically based natural history encyclopedias. His work formed the basis of natural history research and development for the next 100+ years.

Proceeds from sales of the artwork will benefit the Lloyd Library and the Carl H. Lindner Jr., Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife.

Visit the Lloyd Library

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flyer_LAIFS_2014 Learn About Ferns This Summer

The 50th Annual Fern and Exotic Plant Show & Sale will be held in July this year.

Admire award-winning plants, learn about ferns and take some home too. Attend lectures and demonstrations and shop for ferns, exotic plants and other garden-related merchandise in the very popular marketplace. Opportunity drawings are held throughout the day on both days. Enter your name for a chance to win plants and related supplies.

This annual show and sale is hosted by the
Los Angeles International Fern Society and will be located in and around Ayres Hall at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Click on the image to download the flyer. Share this post with fellow gardeners and fern enthusiasts.

ArtPlantae will be in the marketplace again this year. Hands-on activities, botanical art coloring book for kids and more. See you there!

Visit the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

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It’s May and this means it’s time for Primavera in the Garden, Riverside’s popular food and wine event. Held each year at the 40-acre botanical garden on the campus of UC Riverside, a portion of the proceeds supports UCR Botanic Gardens and its staff.

Enjoy a Spring afternoon in the garden, discover plein air art, learn about botanical art, and enjoy wonderful pairings of food and wine. Tickets are available online before the event for $65 each and will be available at the gate on the day of the event for $75 each. A tram will bring visitors from the parking lot to the garden. Tram service is free. University parking costs $5.

I would like to personally thank the following local businesses for their help in bringing attention to Primavera. They allowed me to place posters or bookmarks at their store or restaurant. Their support is appreciated.

Inland Empire readers, would you like to help spread the news about Primavera and support one of your local botanical gardens?

Click on the image below to download the flyer and share it with family, friends and colleagues. Thank you.

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