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November 11, 2014 Published in Arts & Style

Botanic Art At The Athenaeum: Preserving our Heritage

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China Rose Radish, Lee Boulay D'Zmura, watercolor, 2014 (Courtesy Image)

China Rose Radish, Lee Boulay D'Zmura, watercolor, 2014 (Courtesy Image)

This exhibit features art representing native and heirloom plants of the region created by members of the Botanical Arts Society of the National Capital Region as selected by juror Susan Frei Nathan. In coordination with the botanic art on the walls, the Athenaeum will feature two gallery talks (both free).  The exhibit runs from  Nov. 13, 2014 - Jan. 4, 2015.

Immediately preceding the opening reception on Nov. 16, Jason Moore, of Whole Foods Market Old Town, will present Heirloom Gastronomy: How European Produce Grew into the American Palate at 3:00 p.m.. He will lead attendees on a gastronomical tour of early American cookery. On Saturday, Nov. 22, Eileen Malone of the BASNCAR will present Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic, discussing contemporary portraits of native plants, with suggestions on how these plants may be used in mid-Atlantic gardens.

Opening Reception, Sunday, Nov. 16, 4 – 6 p.m. 
Gallery Talk: Heirloom Gastronomy, Sunday, Nov. 16, 3:00 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Native Plants of the Mid-Atlantic, Saturday, Nov. 22, 3:00 p.m.

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