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By Diane Daly, posted by Deb Shaw


Postcard invitation for the opening for Butterflies of Iguazú Falls, Argentina, by Bill Cooper.

Postcard invitation for the opening for Butterflies of Iguazú Falls, Argentina, by Bill Cooper.

Chapman University Leatherby Libraries will have an exhibit of butterfly photography, The Butterflies of Iguazú Falls, Argentina, by Bill Cooper, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and UC Irvine. A book signing, lecture and reception will be held on Friday February 7, 2014, from 4:30-6 pm on the second floor of the library.

The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display February 7 – March 31, 2014.

Chapman University Leatherby Libraries is located on the Chapman University campus at: 1 University Dr, Orange, CA 92866. The phone number is 714.532.7756.

Posted by Deb Shaw

Artist Reception invitation from Porch.

Artist Reception invitation from Porch.

Jan Clouse has had one of her paintings juried into the annual Valentine’s show at Porch. The artist reception is Saturday, February 8th, from 4 – 7 pm. If you can’t make the reception, stop by anytime in February to see the show. Jan had a fun time with her painting.

Porch is located at 3823 Santa Claus Lane in Carpinteria, California. Phone number is 805.684.0300. Hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:30 – 5:30, Sunday 11 – 4.

Congrats Jan!

By Julia Klein, posted by Deb Shaw

Anne-Marie Evans

Anne-Marie Evans

Anne-Marie Evans will be teaching Workshops for Botanical Artists in March of this year:

Session 1: March 24 – March 28, 2014
Session 2: March 31 – April 4, 2014

The classes will be held in the Virginia Robinson Gardens Pool Pavilion, and costs are $595.00 per session for members, or $675.00 per session for non-members. Register by phone at 310.550.2068 or by mail. Make checks payable to Friends of Robinson Gardens, and please write “Botanical” on the memo line of your check. A supply list will be emailed to participants prior to class.

Coffee, tea and water will be provided. Please bring your own lunch. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged.

Anne-Marie Evans welcomes beginners to experienced artists. Her class covers her unique six-step method for producing a botanically correct and beautiful portrait of a floral subject in watercolor. Anne-Marie Evans is one of the most prominent botanical art teachers in the world. She is in a large way, responsible for the renaissance of botanical art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and has taught in many countries.

Anne-Marie was responsible for the suggestion and follow-up of the florilegium of the Prince Charles’s Highgrove Estate and whose pages include paintings by several of her students. Copies of the florilegium can be viewed in Southern California, on request, at both the Getty Research Institute and the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens, San Marino.

The Virgina Robinson Gardens is located at 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills, California 90210.

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