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April 2019

Speaker Series: Jan Tichy: Artes in Horto

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

International artist, Jan Tichy is an inaugural artist for the new project Art on theMART - a digital art installation projecting on the facade of the Merchandise Mart building. In this talk, Jan will review this work with us and talk about his practice. "Jan Tichy’s (contribution to Art on theMART), Artes in Horto – Seven Gardens for Chicago considers the work of seven local, historically consecutive artists who considered nature to be a significant influence on their practice. The natural…

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August 2019

Speaker Series: Tiny Beauties with Dr. Anna Edlund & Peggy Macnamara

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Some of the most minuscule components in nature are the most beautiful and deserve a closer look! Dr. Anna Edlund of Bethany College and Peggy Macnamara of the Field Museum will speak about their collaboration focusing on the beauty in the natural world at the smallest, even microscopic, scale. Their upcoming book combines breathtaking art and fascinating science to foster a conservation ethic in all of us. Dr. Anna Edlund is the Associate Professor of Biology at Bethany College. Her…

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November 2019

Speaker Series: A Wildflower Painter’s Colorful Documentation: Project 200

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Local award-winning botanical artist and teacher, Heeyoung Kim, visits natural areas of the Midwest and paints native plants of our prairies and woods. The nature of her work has made her more sensitive than most about the effects of climate change on our local native habitat. Less than 1% of the original tallgrass prairie remains - time is running out for plants native to these areas! Throughout time botanical artists have documented plants, carefully observing and recording live specimens. Botanical art…

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