by Deb Shaw

The LA Arboretum and Garden Conservancy will present an event entitled Natural Discourse: Light & Image on
Saturday, October 18
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $110 for members/$125 for non-members

Marion Brenner, landscape photographer, on light and photography in history and in the landscape.

Marion Brenner, landscape photographer, on light and photography in history and in the landscape.

This event is part of the ongoing series “Natural Discourse: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden.” A collaborative project between the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley and a multi-disciplinary group of artists, writers, architects and researchers, “Natural Discourse” offers symposia, publications and art installations that explore connections between art, architecture and science in the garden.

This symposium features: Roger Handgarter, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of Biology at Indiana University, who will speak about his work in photosynthesis, Jenny Brown who will discuss her work with the renowned Blaschka Collection of glass flowers at Harvard, artist Christian Thornton who will talk about glass-blowing, energy harvesting and agaves, photographer Marion Brenner who will talk about photography and light, and artist John Carpenter who will display his interactive digital works.

Roger Hangarter, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of Biology, Indiana University, on light and the process of photosynthesis.

Roger Hangarter, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of Biology, Indiana University, on light and the process of photosynthesis.

For more information about registration, call the Arboretum at 626.821.3237 or tickets may be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/772595

Christian Thornton, glass artist, founder of Studio Xaquixe, Oaxaca, Mexico, on glass-blowing, energy harvesting, and agaves.

Christian Thornton, glass artist, founder of Studio Xaquixe, Oaxaca, Mexico, on glass-blowing, energy harvesting, and agaves.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is located at:  301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA.

John Carpenter, interactive digital artist, on interactive digital works based on natural systems.

John Carpenter, interactive digital artist,
on interactive digital works based on natural systems.

Jenny Brown, curator of Harvard University's Blaschka Glass Flower Collection, on the renowned collection

Jenny Brown, curator of Harvard University’s Blaschka Glass Flower Collection, on the renowned collection

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