Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Following in the Bartrams' Footsteps" in NC

By Judy Thomas
I went to the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill ( this past weekend to view the ASBA exhibit "Following in the Bartrams' Footsteps" ( This is the closest the exhibit will get to the central Virginia area and I wanted to see how the show looked (and visit my piece).  The garden is a conservation garden featuring many native plants, so the Bartram exhibit (almost all native US plants) is a perfect fit. Many truly wonderful pieces are in this show and I hope you get to see it, before it goes to California.  The show runs through Nov. 2.

 The gallery space was light and airy, showing off the works wonderfully!

 Two different displays:  one on creating botanical art and the other including herbarium samples and botanical manuscripts.

One delightful addition to our visit, a beautiful botanical quilt exhibit!

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