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By The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

Viburnum opulus, Guelder rose [Viburnum opulus Linnaeus, Caprifoliaceae], hand-colored micrograph on canvas by Rob Kesseler (1951–), 2008, reproduced by permission of the artist. This detail of a leaf shows the stellate hairs (110× magnification).

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents “Worlds Within,” a
unique collaboration between the Hunt Institute (September 22 to December 15, 2017) and the Miller Gallery (September 23 to November 12, 2017). The two venues, at either end of the Carnegie Mellon University campus, are exhibiting botanical micrographs by British artist Rob Kesseler (1951-) alongside botanical wall charts from Carl Ignaz Leopold Kny’s (1841–1916) series “Botanische Wandtafeln” (Berlin, Paul Parey, 1874-1911).


Opening receptions

The opening receptions on Friday, September 22 are open to the public (5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Institute; 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Miller Gallery). Rob Kesseler will be attending both receptions (5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Institute; 6:15-8:00 p.m. at the Miller Gallery).


Panel discussion

A panel discussion, “The artist in the lab, the scientist in the studio,” will be held on Thursday, September 28, 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts, Room CFA-111, Carnegie Mellon University. Rob Kesseler, “Worlds Within” artist, and Steve Tonsor, Director of Science and Research, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and moderator Edith Doron, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, Senior Manager of Carnegie Nexus, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh will discuss the evolution of relationships between artists and scientists into research partnerships and will consider potential avenues for the intersections of these two disciplines in the future. This event is free and open to the public. For information, contact the STUDIO.

[Sclereids (support cells) in Fig. 1. Humulus lupulus Linnaeus, Cannabaceae; Fig. 2. Deutzia scabra Thunberg, Hydrangeaceae; Fig. 3. Nuphar lutea (Linnaeus) Smith, Nymphaeaceae], color lithograph by W. A. Meyn (fl.1874–1911), 81.5 × 66 cm, after an original by Carl Ignaz Leopold Kny (1841–1916) and C. Müller (fl.ca.1874–1911) for Kny, Botanische Wandtafeln (Berlin, Paul Parey, 1874–1911, pl. 7), HI Art accession no. 6699.007.


About the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, a research division of Carnegie Mellon University, specializes in the history of botany and all aspects of plant science and serves the international scientific community through research and documentation. To this end, the Institute acquires and maintains authoritative collections of books, plant images, manuscripts, portraits and data files, and provides publications and other modes of information service. The Institute meets the reference needs of botanists, biologists, historians, conservationists, librarians, bibliographers and the public at large, especially those concerned with any aspect of the North American flora.



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Future teachers attending the Campus School at Smith College in Massachusetts co-create an event demonstrating that pop-up exhibitions can be more engaging than formal gallery exhibitions. Madelaine Zadik, manager of education and outreach at The Botanic Garden at Smith College, writes about the Garden’s work with education students in Pop-Up Exhibits.

Zadik explains how a professor of early childhood education paired her students with kindergarten students so they could learn how to guide young children in inquiry-based activities in the botanic garden. The semester-long collaboration between the future teachers and the Garden resulted in a pop-up exhibition and an online gallery featuring artwork inspired by the Garden’s annual bulb show.

Learn more by reading the article online and by viewing the exhibition on the Garden’s website.


Literature Cited

Zadik, Madelaine. (2015). Pop-up Exhibits. Public Gardens. 30(1), 28-29. Retrieved from https://publicgardens.org/files/images/2015Vol301/mobile/index.html#p=30



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ASBA Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle

The Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle and the Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club are pleased to announce the 12th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition & Plant Sale at the Reed-Turner Woodland and Nature Preserve, 3849 Old McHenry Rd. Long Grove, IL (map). The exhibition is scheduled for May 20-21, 2017 from 10am to 3pm. It will feature original works, prints, cards and decorative items for sale. Admission is free.

The Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle consists of dedicated botanical artists from throughout the Chicago-area. The Group is guided by the parameters and goals of the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), one of the premier organizations promoting botanical art around the world. Consistent with ASBA’s mission, the Group works to further the interest in botanical art, conservation science, botany, and horticulture at the local level. The Group also strives to emphasize the beauty and importance plants play in our daily lives by increasing public awareness through education, promotion, and exhibition of its members’ art in collaboration with local institutions.

The ASBA Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle meets at the Reed-Turner Woodland and Nature Preserve on the last Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30 am. Members of the public with an interest in botanical art are most welcome.


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The Minnetonka Center for the Arts invites you to Beauty and Truth: Botanical Art Then and Now, a conversation about the past, present and future of botanical art. Guest speaker Kathy Allen, Andersen Horticultural Librarian at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, will be joined by contemporary botanical artists who will show how botanical drawings and paintings are created. You will also view artwork juried into Flora and Fauna Illustrata, a program documenting plants, insects and animals that live or pass through the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Beauty and Truth: Botanical Art Then and Now will occur Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Enrollment is limited to 30 (ages 16 and up). Cost: $14 members, $16 non-members.

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While at Minnetonka Center for the Arts, don’t miss an exhibition of botanical art by the students of Suz Galloway. The exhibition Contemporary American Botanicals is on view in the Murphy Room through March 30, 2017. More Info

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By Barbara Rose, Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle

The ASBA Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle and the Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club are pleased to announce the 11th Annual Botanical Art Exhibition & Plant Sale at the Reed-Turner Woodland Nature Preserve in Long Grove, Illinois. This exhibition and sale will be held May 14-15, 2016 from 9 am – 3 pm.

The Artists’ Circle consists of a dedicated and enthusiastic group of botanical artists, current and former students with provenance at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Consistent with the mission of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the group works to further the interest in botanical art, conservation science, botany, and horticulture at the local level. The group also strives to emphasize the beauty and importance plants play in our daily lives by increasing public awareness through education, promotion, and exhibition of its members’ art in collaboration with local institutions.

Anyone with an interest in botanical art is most welcome at the group’s meetings on the last Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30 am at the Reed-Turner Woodland.

More about the Reed-Turner Artists’ Circle

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The Botanical Art and Illustration program at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden will present ARTboretum!, an exhibition of botanical art by students in the program.

Instructor Cristina Baltayian shares, “I have been honored to teach the botanical illustration class for the last four years. The best way to highlight the value of the Arboretum and its botanical art education program is to allow you to see the inspiration, talents, and visions of the students.”

Twelve artists will display original art and fine art giclees in the Arboretum’s Oak Room April 29, 30 and May 1, 2016. Participating in the first annual ARTboretum! exhibition are:

  • Cristina Baltayian
  • Nancy Beckham
  • Melanie Campbell-Carter
  • Shae Gazzaniga
  • Nancy Grubb
  • Teri Kuwahara
  • Kathy Morgan
  • Juanita O’Marah
  • Marilyn Parrino
  • Robyn Reilman
  • Sabine Steinmetz
  • Jude Wiesenfeld

Artists will demonstrate techniques and answer questions during the exhibition. Prints and greeting cards will be available for purchase.

You are invited to attend the Artists’ Reception and Catalog Signing on Saturday, April 30 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Catalogs for the show will be available for purchase while supplies last.

Admission to the art show and sale is free with admission to the Arboretum. The Arboretum is located at 301 N. Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, CA. (map)


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The American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) has issued a “call for artists” to all ASBA members. This exhibition has a very short lead time. Deadline is April 3!

Click on the image below for details and guidelines for online submission.

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