Exhibition at the Athenaeum

Watercolor painting of a yellow wood poppy
Stylophorum diphyllum (yellow wood poppy) © Bonnie S. Driggers

From November 13, 2014 through January 4, 2015, the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR) sponsored an exhibition, "Preserving Our Heritage: Native and Heirloom Plants", at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia. For more information about the Athenaeum see Welcome to the Athenaeum | NVFAA.

On December 26, 2014, the Washington Post wrote a nice review of the Athaneum exhibit. The review mentioned several pictures by Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE) members (Esther Carpi, Mary Page Hickey, Lee Boulay D'Zmura, and Bonnie Driggers).

…But Esther Carpi's red beet, Mary Paige[sic] Hickey's Christmas fern and Lee Boulay D'Zmura's radish are no less precisely rendered. And if there's one thing that encapsulates the subtlety of these pictures, it's the yellow of Bonnie S. Driggers' wood poppy — soft and pale, yet as memorable as any shriek of red or black.

Washington Post, December 26, 2014

Plants in the Book and How to Use Them in Local Gardens

On Saturday, November 22, 2014 BASNCR member and BAEE Board Member Eileen Malone-Brown gave a presentation discussing plants in the BAEE book, Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic, with suggestions on how these plants may be used in local gardens. FREE.

Plant Explorers

On June 15, 2014 BASNCR member and BAEE Board Member Eileen Malone-Brown gave a presentation about "Plant Explorers and Native Mid-Atlantic Plants" to a meeting of the Botanical Artists of the National Capital Region (BASNCR) in the U.S. Botanic Garden, Washington, DC.

Last modified: June 7, 2017
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