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Danish botanical art extravaganza

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<em>Iris sari </em>(Gottorfer Codex)

Knowing that Denver Botanic Gardens has a world-renowned Botanical Art & Illustration Program, when I noticed that the Danish State Art Museum (henceforward referred to as SMK) was situated across the street from the botanic garden in Copenhagen, of

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It’s the year of Catalyst

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It’s the year of Catalyst

So many things serve as catalysts at the Gardens. The most important, of course, is Mother Nature. Changing light and temperature provokes massive changes throughout, from the inklings of crocus to the ripening of vegetables. Scientists nestled behind our greenhouses combine plant cells with a growing medium and a controlled environment to propagate an unlimited number of new plants. Classes, from the New Gardener Boot Camp to Botanic Illustration, stimulate all...

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Floriade 2012: Theme Environment

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Floriade 2012: Theme Environment

  Throughout the Floriade Park, deliberately designed themed gardens are surrounded by large expanses of lawn interspersed with colorful flower borders. Though the season was just beginning with annuals just being planted, most of the borders were very attractive in a combination of purple and red from Nepeta (catmint) and Papaver orientale (oriental poppy). Alliums were in their last stages of flowering, though the flower heads were still attractive.

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Contemporary Perspectives: July 27 "Site Seen: Native Art in Public Spaces"

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Contemporary Perspectives: July 27 "Site Seen: Native Art in Public Spaces"

Native Roots | Modern Form Tour & Lecture Series Ryan Rice, curator “Site Seen: Native Art in Public Spaces” Wednesday, July 27, 2011 – Walk: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Talk: 7 - 8 p.m.  By locating native art that occupies space in public settings, a connection between identity and place is made. Curator Ryan Rice investigates these connections and addresses the continuum of marking territory across the land. Ryan Rice (Mohawk) – Artist...

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"Much Ado About Nothing" this Sunday July 17

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[gallery columns="2" orderby="title"] Shakespeare's plays are "evergreens" of the dramatic arts: they always have something to say to the current time.  I was so pleased to learn that Pik*Nik Theater is going to put on a performance at the Gardens.  Their performance of Much Ado About Nothing is set in the 1940s. It makes perfect sense to think about the prince and company returning from war.  In Denver, it will be July...

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Santa Fe Native Arts Trip--REGISTER BY JULY 6

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Santa Fe Native Arts Trip--REGISTER BY JULY 6

August 18-21, 2011 Re-discover Santa Fe through the art of acclaimed late sculptor Allan Houser. Follow my lead as we tour the Allan Houser Museum, archives, foundry and gallery. Enjoy a personalized guided tour as we visit Taos Pueblo; and relax in soothing, deluxe accommodations while absorbing the culture of Santa Fe, NM. We will be there in time for Indian Market.

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