Step-by-step guidance and visual instruction using colored pencil and watercolor pencil. Study natures forms, patterns and colors throughout the year using seasonal botanical subjects.

Illustrating Hidden Treasures: Botanical Art by Wendy Hollender

Exhibition Opening at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 4 p.m. 

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 presents 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 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.

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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. It will remain on view at The Ashokan Center through Fall 2016.The exhibition is a group of 16 large giclee prints. Each prints is enlarged proportionally to  41 inches in size making this work dramatic and informative. The prints use archival inks and are printed on acid free canvas. The hanging system is unique hand made walnut strips that are held together with magnets. Prints are available for purchase. Inquiries: