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The American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA), in collaboration with Bartram's Garden in Philadelphia, has curated an exhibition of original contemporary botanical artworks depicting plants discovered and introduced by the Bartrams. Focusing on the native plant discoveries made by John and William Bartram in their travels throughout the eastern wilderness between the 1730s and 1790s, the exhibition of forty-four original artworks allows a fresh look at their seminal body of knowledge and art. The touring exhibition opens at the North Carolina Botanical Garden on August 30, 2014.

Partners

  • American Society of Botanical Artists—see the ASBA's exhibition website.
  • Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • The Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Alumni of the NCBG Certificate in Botanical Art & Illustration
  • Bartram Trail Conference
  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators—Carolinas Chapter
  • Highlands Biological Station
  • NC Bartram Trail Society

Events, Programs, and Lectures

We have planned a series of public events to complement this major art exhibition.

August

  • Where the Land is the Star
    Tom Earnhardt, Naturalist and Writer, President, Botanical Garden Foundation
    Sunday, August 10 at 2:30pm
  • Well-Traveled: On the Influence of William Bartram and His "Travels"
    Jim Costa, Executive Director, Highlands Biological Station
    Sunday, August 24 at 2:30 pm

September

  • Bartram's Travels: A Book Review Discussion
    Peter S. White, NCBG Director
    Thursday, September 4 from 7-8pm
  • Exhibit and Symposium Opening Remarks and Reception
    Carol Woodin, Exhibitions Director, American Society of Botanical Artists, Freelance Botanical Artist
    Sunday, September 7 from 2:30-4:30pm
  • Sketching Nature: Biological Illustration in History
    Dr. Jennifer Landin, NCSU Professor and Artist
    Thursday, September 11 from 12-1pm
  • Native Seed Propagation Workshop
    Heather Summer, NCBG Seed Technician
    Saturday, September 13 from 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Paint Out!
    NC Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
    Saturday, September 13 from 10am-3pm (Rain Date: September 20)
  • Bartram as a Quaker Botanist
    Peter S. White, NCBG Director
    Thursday, September 18 from 7-8pm
  • Bartram's Plants Walk
    Please contact the Garden for details
    Saturday, September 20 at 10am
  • Native Edible & Medicinal Trees of the NC Piedmont Workshop
    Kim Calhoun, Herbalist
    Tuesday, September 23 from 1-4pm
  • Special Children and Family Programs
    Monarch Magic and the Milkweed Plant
    Saturday, September 27 from 1-3pm
  • The World Famous Venus Flytrap
    Dr. Larry Mellichamp, Director of UNCC Botanical Garden, Author
    Saturday, September 27 at 2pm
  • The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
    Andrea Wulf, New York Times Best Selling Author
    Sunday, September 28 at 2:30pm
  • From Plant to Illustration: Botanical Illustration at the North Carolina Botanical Garden
    Patricia Savage, Professional Artist
    Tuesday, September 30 from 12-1pm
  • Native Edible & Medicinal Trees of the NC Piedmont Workshop
    Kim Calhoun, Herbalist
    Tuesday, September 30 from 1-4pm

October

  • Native Edible & Medicinal Trees of the NC Piedmont Workshop
    Kim Calhoun, Herbalist
    October 7 from 1-4pm
  • The "New World" of Plants: The Geography of Plants and Place
    Alan Weakley, Director, UNC Herbarium
    Thursday, October 9 from 12-1pm
  • "To See the Moveing Pensil; display a Sort of Paper Creation, which May Endure for Ages": William Bartram as a Natural History Artist
    Joel Fry, Curator, Bartram's Garden
    Saturday, October 11 from 1:30-3pm
  • "The usefull, the beautifull, the singular or the fragrant, are to us the most material": John and William Bartram and Southern Plants in the Garden
    Joel Fry, Curator, Bartram's Garden
    Sunday, October 12 from 2:30-4:00pm
  • Native Edible & Medicinal Trees of the NC Piedmont Workshop
    Kim Calhoun, Herbalist
    October 14 from 1-4pm
  • Franklinia alatamaha
    Matt Gocke, NCBG Nursery/Greenhouse Manager, and Brenda Wickman, Ecologist
    Thursday, October 16 from 12-1pm
  • Retro Bartram: Creating a Watercolor "Master from the Past" Workshop
    Kathy Schermer-Gramm, Professional Artist
    Saturday October 18, 9:30am-4pm (includes 30-minute lunch break)
  • Bartram's Plants Walk
    Please contact the Garden for details
    Saturday, October 18 at 10 am
  • Bartram's Travels On Cold Mountain: A Conversation with Author Charles Frazier
    Margaret D. Bauer, ECU Rives Chair of Southern Literature/Editor, North Carolina Literary Review; Peter S. White, NCBG Director; and Alan Weakley, Director, UNC Herbarium
    Sunday, October 19 at 2:30pm
  • Seeing the Forest with the Trees along the Bartram Trail
    Steph Jeffries and Tom Wentworth, North Carolina State University
    Wednesday, October 22 from 12-1pm
  • Recovering the Lost Art of Natural History: A Scholarly-Creative Workshop
    Dr. Tom Hallock, Associate Professor of English, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
    Saturday, October 25 from 2-4pm
  • Nature Notes Workshop
    Robert Johnson, Nature Artist, and Ken Moore, Botanist and Assistant Director, Emeritus, NCBG
    Thursday, October 23 from 7-9pm
    Friday, October 24 from 9am-4:30pm
    Saturday, October 25 from 9am-4:30pm
    Sunday, October 26 from 9am-4:30pm
  • The Literary Bartram
    Phillip Williams, Author and Poet, Jeffery Beam, Poet
    Sunday, October 26 from 2:30-4pm
  • Stalwarts of the Southern Garden: William Bartram and the Oakleaf Hydrangea
    Dorinda G. Dallmeyer, Director, Environmental Ethics Certificate Program, UGA, President, Bartram Trail Conference
    Thursday, October 30 from 12-1pm
  • Green Monsters: Meet the Carnivorous Plants
    Saturday, October 25 from 1-3pm

Published on April 01, 2014 at 11:54:47 am.


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