The Arthur S. DeBerry Gallery for Botanical Art & Illustration, a carefully designed side-room within the Pegg Exhibit Hall, provides an intimate setting for viewing selected two-dimensional works of art—botanically or nature-inspired drawings, paintings, and photographs.
Exhibits rotate every two months and feature works by local artists.
Trillium: America’s Wildflower
Botanical illustrations by members of the local circle of the American Society of Botanical Artists
The local circle of the American Society of Botanical Artists has teamed up with an instructor from our Native Plants Studies certificate program to tell the complex and beautiful story of our native Trillium species.
Note: The March 12 Lunchbox Talk and exhibit reception have been cancelled following University guidelines. We hope to reschedule them at a later date.
Watercolor collages by Jennifer E. Miller
Exhibit Reception: Sunday, May 3; 2-4 p.m.
After decades as a landscape painter, Jennifer Miller turned last year to tearing, cutting, and gluing watercolors on paper to express her angst about global warming.
She wanted to tell a story about “weeds.” They have long intrigued her, especially those once valued before green lawns were the standard.
Experimenting with new techniques, without a clear plan, allowed Miller to go deeper into her feelings about our disturbed future. “My studio floor showed the struggle – a whirlwind of paper bits, watercolor stains on the old floorboards,” she says.
She created and deconstructed collages; finally, a collage emerged intact. Styles continue to change – some are complex, some are simple, some are not weeds! All are in tribute to Nature.