Botanical Artwork Exhibit by Dick Rauh
Patience, Paper, Pen, and Brush: Botanical Artwork by Dick Rauh
DATE: September 27, 2014 through January 27, 2015LOCATION:
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery
150 Eastern Parkway
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, September 28, 2-4 p.m.
Renowned botanical illustrator Dick Rauh, a fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society, has drawn a number of trees in the living collection, including specimens from the Gardens important bonsai collection, the focus of this exhibition. Informed by a deep understanding of botany and plant morphology, Rauhs work brings to light the architectural beauty of plants. Displayed alongside the artists botanical drawings and paintings will be his chapbooks, which contain additional plant illustrations as well as poems.
There is paid parking at the lot behind the Brooklyn Museum off Washington Avenue at the BBG entrance. The BBG is a tough place to get to for many of us, but the opening is on a Sunday 2-4 and if it is good weather it should be well worth the effort, not just to see the instillation, but to take some time to wander though this beautifully-kept jewel of a Garden.
Please join Dick on the 28th and visit the spectacular Garden while you are there!
Salix discolor male catkin
All art ©Richard Rauh