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September 1, 2014 (All day) - November 1, 2014 (All day)

The California Native Plant Society is preparing for the CNPS 2015 Conservation Conference: Celebrating 50 Years of Progress and Promise. The conference will be held January 13-17, 2015, at the Double Tree by Hilton, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

This juried botanical art exhibition will encourage a greater understanding and appreciation of the unique California flora, one of the goals of the conference.

Artists are invited to enter original artwork in any two-dimensional medium that reflects the beauty and uniqueness of California flora and adheres to high standards of botanical accuracy. All entries must depict plants indigenous to California (no introduced plants, please!). The show will be hung for the duration of...

September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm - December 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents "Dangerous Beauty: Thorns, Spines and Prickles" from 18 September to 18 December 2014. This exhibition includes artworks and books that depict the formidable and yet beautiful defensive structures of thorns, spines and prickles that have evolved to protect plants from predation. Featured are drawings, watercolors, prints and books displaying thistles, teasels, cacti, roses, berry brambles, stinging nettles and citrus trees.

Join us Thursday, 18 September 2014, 5–7 pm for an opening reception. At 5:30 pm Assistant Curator of Art Carrie Roy will give a short introduction to the exhibition in the gallery. We will also open on Saturday, 11 October, 1–4 pm, during Carnegie Mellon University’s Ceilidh Weekend festivities. Docent...

October 27, 2014 (All day) - November 2, 2014 (All day)

Days of the Dead (Días de los Muertos) is the Latin American holiday coinciding with Halloween and All Souls’ Day. This week-long workshop/retreat explores the cultural history, ideology, and creative whimsy of this ancient acknowledgment and transcendence of death. We make traditional Mexican crafts, including papel picado (cut paper banners), sugar skulls, and ofrendas (memorials to departed loved ones). Mornings include poetry reading, discussion, and crafts; evenings offer videos, firelight, and comraderie. Afternoons and a free day offer time to hike, visit nearby sites (such as the Georgia O’Keeffe house in Abiquiu, or Ojo Caliente Hot Springs), or drive to Santa Fe. The course is housed at historic Casa del Sol, overlooking the spectacular landscape that...

November 5, 2014 - 8:30am - 7:00pm

Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human

Fall 2014 Conference and Public Gallery Exhibit
One-day conference at USC on November 5, free to RSVP
HOURS: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
LOCATION: Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240
USC Los Angeles

Public Gallery Exhibit
EVENT DATES:
Monday, November 3 - Friday, November 7, 2014
LOCATION: Von KleinSmid Center Courtyard

From the anatomical drawings of Vesalius to contemporary MRI and CT scans, images create and popularize medical knowledge as well as influence diagnosis and treatment. This one-day conference will explore how the human body...

February 6, 2015 (All day) - February 16, 2015 (All day)

Artistic Adventure Tour- Costa Rica February 6-16, 2015
Mindy Lighthipe- Botanical and Nature Artist
Nancy Richmond- Nature Photographer

In this 10 day workshop students will tour the country of Costa Rica. Travel to different locations where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, field research, color notation, composition and to use digital photography for reference details. This workshop is for all levels and welcomes photographers as well.

Some of the places visited are:
- Selva Verde Lodge
- Arenal Volcano
- Toucan Rescue Ranch
- Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

A detail of the itinerary is available at:...

July 5, 2015 (All day) - July 11, 2015 (All day)

Introducing Arcadia University and Glenside, PA as the site for the 2015 GNSI Conference!

Arcadia is a small, private comprehensive university located on 76 acres in “suburban Philadelphia” -- that is, it is one mile from the northern city limit and 8 miles from “Center City” Philadelphia. Though it is best known for being a pioneer in international education, Arcadia is also distinguished by having a major in scientific illustration.

Horace Trumbauer, who also designed the Philadelphia Museum of Art, was the architect for the university’s signature building, “the Castle”. Trumbauer drew inspiration for his design from Alnwick Castle in England, where scenes for the first two Harry Potter movies were filmed. It is not surprising that some Arcadia students occasionally feel...