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The Weird, Wild & Wonderful

Jul 21, 2015

Hishiki (1)It’s marketed as a 3-day symposium “celebrating all that is weird, wild, and wonderful in the plant kingdom.”

“It” is the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California’s exclusive showing and symposium July 23rd-26th at the Huntington.

Each day there will be activities like hands-on botanical art workshops; lectures; tours of the Huntington gardens, collections, and art galleries; lunch; and admission to hear the evening’s keynote speaker.

Sessions include “Nepenthes: Wonder Plant of the Southeast Asian Rainforest; Liquid Shine…Sculpting Form with Light and Color; iPhone Photography for the Botanical Artist; Sketching on Japanese Paper; and Botanicals in Colored Pencil on Mylar.

 

Violet Hedgehog Mushroom, Sarcodon fuscoindicum. Gouache and watercolor on paper. © Lucy Martin

Violet Hedgehog Mushroom, Sarcodon fuscoindicum. Gouache and watercolor on paper. © Lucy Martin

 

The opening symposium dinner will be held Thursday evening in the Chinese Garden. If early morning is a time of day one enjoys, then rise and shine and make Ben Franklin proud; join botanist James Folsom, Ph.D. on a visit to the L. A. Flower Mart, which begins at 5 a.m. on Friday.

Focus on capturing reflected light in Painting Shiny Leaves led by Akiko Enokido; learn photoshop tips and tricks from Izumi Kayama, learn the techniques of how to keep track of the tangled roots in one’s drawing with Asuka Hishiki; and understand the intricacies of dyeing with indigo during a hands-on workshop led by Setsuko Hayashi.

 

Weird, Wild & Wonderful Symposium
Thursday, July 23rd-Sunday, July 26th
Cost: All 3 days, $295; daily rate, $125
Register here
For more info, visit ASBA-art.org
Or Huntington.org

 

The actual Weird, Wild & Wonderful New York Botanical Garden 2nd Triennial Exhibition may be viewed at the Huntington every Saturday and Sunday through August 23rd.

 

African Blood Lily, Scadoxus puniceus. Watercolor on paper. © Lisa Pompelli

African Blood Lily, Scadoxus puniceus. Watercolor on paper. © Lisa Pompelli

 

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Top right: Heirloom tomato, Solanum lycopersicum. Watercolor on paper. © Asuka Hishiki.

 

 




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