The botanists and botanical illustrators who have worked tirelessly to document rare plants in the Grand Canyon will share their work with the public beginning Friday July 2, 2010. Fifty drawings and paintings will be on view at Kolb Studio on the Canyon’s South Rim.
This exhibit is already receiving a lot of attention. It can be found in the Travel section of the Arizona Republic newspaper and is online at azcentral.com. It is also in the Summer 2010 issue of the South Rim Guide, one of the newsletters published by the U.S. National Park Service. An article about the Grand Canyon’s herbarium is also in the current issue of The Guide. This article provides insight to the accomplishments of former park botanists and links their accomplishments to the research projects of current botanists and botanical illustrators.
The Phemeranthus validulus (Tusayan Flameflower) by botanical artist, Joan LaMoure, is the signature piece for the exhibition. This painting, as well as the drawings and paintings of other participating artists, will illustrate a new edition of a field guide dedicated to the special status plants of the Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon’s Green Heart: The Unsung Legacy of Plants will be at the Kolb Studio from July 2 – August 31, 2010. Admission is free. Kolb Studio is open daily.
Researchers and Artists Document Grand Canyon’s Plant Jewels