August 13, 2016, 4 p.m. | Exhibition Opening – Illustrating Hidden Treasures: Botanical Art by Wendy Hollender
For the past seventeen years, artist Wendy Hollender’s work has focused exclusively on plants. Her interest in understanding how plants function informs the botanically correct illustrations she creates. This exhibition features drawings featured in magazines, advertisements and a book about wild edible plants titled Foraging and Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook, co-published by Hollender and author Dina Falconi. Wendy Hollender will be on hand at the opening reception to answer questions.
People who attend the opening are invited to stay for the Cajun & Square Dance Party & BBQ at 6 p.m. The menu will feature a number of root-based recipes inspired by the exhibition. Click here for BBQ tickets.
Illustrating Hidden Treasures was first presented at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Botanist, Susan Pell, Science and Public Programs Manager at USBG, curated the exhibition. The exhibition will remain on view at The Ashokan Center through Fall 2016.