Denver International Airport presents Wild Harvest: Illustrating Ethnobotanicals featuring 32 botanical illustrations from the Botanical Art and Illustration Program at Denver Botanic Gardens and material culture from the University of Denver Museum of Anthropology. The installation explores ethnobotany, the relationship between people and their uses of plants.
Exhibit-related programs at Republic Plaza, sponsored by Denver Botanic Gardens:
Talk (FREE): “Natural Science and the Trade of Botanical Illustration” by Mervi Hjelmroos-Koski. Ph.D., D.Sc., Manager of Denver Botanic Gardens Art and Illustration Certificate Program
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 12 p.m. in the Lobby of Republic Plaza
Demonstration (FREE): “Botanical Illustration - How To” by Botanical Illustration instructor and artist, Renee Jorgensen
Thursday, May 12, 2011, 12 p.m. in "The Art Room", Concourse Level of Republic...
Story Keeper: Works by Melanie Yazzie marks the start of an innovative, year-long look at contemporary Native arts that explores ideas and issues facing today's American Indian communities.
At this gallery talk, local artist Melanie Yazzie (Dineh, the term Navajo use to identify themselves) shares stories of her artistic process and talks about the plants she found throughout the Gardens that inspired this new body of work.