Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Nancy G. Cook to exhibit at DSBG this fall

Summer Split (detail) by Nancy G Cook
My good friend and fellow Fiber Art Options member Nancy G Cook will have her work exhibited this fall at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden near Charlotte. “SeedPlay” will show from Oct. 1 through Nov. 14, 2010. 

Here is information from Daniel Stowe about Nancy:

“In her work, Nancy highlights the seeds and fruits of trees, bringing them to life with multi-media techniques including botanical illustration, stenciling, quilting and embroidery. The result is a unique effect that inspires closer observation of the beautiful shapes and forms of nature. Working from collected seed specimens, these unusual designs are based on research and sketching to clarify what is architecturally unique for each species and focuses attention on a part of trees that is often overlooked.”

Daniel Stowe is also offering the following classes in conjunction with SeedPlay for an artful and horticultural focus on seeds, pods, and winter gardening:

Seed Saving
Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. - noon
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Albritton-Grant

Seedplay: Plants Portrayed in Fabric
Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Instructor: Nancy G. Cook

Gardening for Winter Interest
Saturday, Nov. 13, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Dr. Barbara Albritton-Grant