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march 2019

sun03mar(mar 3)9:00 amsat30(mar 30)6:00 pmRoberta Schlesinger: Defining Beauty9:00 am - 6:00 pm (30)

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Event Details

Exhibit: March 3-30, 2019 in the Second Floor Bridge and West Hallway galleries

Artist Reception: Sunday, March 3, 4-6 p.m., including a short, informal talk about the history of botanical drawing at 4:30 p.m. on the library’s Bridge, with discussion afterward

Introduction to Botanical Drawing Workshop: Sunday, March 3, 1-3 p.m. Advance registration is required. Workshop will be held in the library’s second floor Classroom (Room 211, in the West Hallway)

Roberta Schlesinger is a master botanical artist and illustrator based in Philadelphia. She is a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and a founding member of the Florida Botanical Artists Association. For this solo exhibition, she has taken on the challenge of “Defining Beauty” through two indisputable forms: flowers and the female face.

Her botanical work, which will be in the Bridge Gallery, ranges from  hyper-realistic botanical watercolors to more impressionistic pieces.

The Hall Gallery will feature her work in portraiture and collage, with watercolor illustrations of modern women in historical and literary roles.

Ms. Schlesinger’s work seeks to explain beauty in all forms, dissecting it and explaining it along the way.

Ms. Schlesinger will be honored at an artist reception on Sunday, March 3, from 4-6 p.m. in the library’s Bridge Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public, and will include an informal talk and discussion of the history of botanical art.

In addition to being a master botanical artist and illustrator, Ms. Schlesinger also teaches art to adults and children, and is a certified Montessori art curriculum specialist and an International Baccalaureate art teacher.

She will teach a free workshop called Introduction to Botanical Drawing for ages 16+ while she is in Georgetown for her exhibit at the library. The workshop takes place Sunday, March 3, from 1-3 p.m. in the library’s Classroom (Room 211) and all necessary art supplies will be provided. Attendance is limited to 20 people and registration is required; registration opens Feb. 1. The workshop will conclude with a watercolor demonstration by Ms. Schlesinger.

Prints of three posters featuring art by Schlesinger (Bluebonnet, Indian Blanket, Prickly Poppy) will be available to purchase during exhibit installation and on the day of the reception. Ms. Schlesinger will sign any prints purchased at the library. Click here to preview the poster design.

Time

3 (Sunday) 9:00 am - 30 (Saturday) 6:00 pm

Location

Georgetown Public Library - Bridge

402 W 8th St, Georgetown, TX 78626

Organizer

Dana Hendrixdana.hendrix@georgetown.org 402 W. 8th St.

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