Published: September 26, 2000
PITTSBURGH, PA. – The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at Carnegie Mellon University will display “Gifts of Winter,” artworks depicting the beauty of the season of winter from October 30 to February 28.
The winter season is often described as cold, dark and drab but even after the hours of daylight shorten and autumn color declines, there is beauty and delicacy in plant forms. These “gifts of winter” are in artworks and books from the institute’s collection, and in paintings created especially for the exhibition by Richard Carroll, Charles Pitcher and Michael Wheeler.
The artists include Cicely Mary Barker, Ferdinand Lucas Bauer, Richard Carroll, Pieter Casteels, Anne Ophelia Dowden, Elizabeth Dowle, Georg Dionysius Ehret, Stephen Fisher, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Reinder Homan, Madame Berthe Hoola Van Nooten, Mieko Ishikawa, Owen Jones, Warren Mack, George Mackley, Alan Magee, Stanley Maltzman, Kate Nessler, Marilena Pistoia, Charles Pitcher, Pierre-Joseph Redoute, Mrs Edward Roscoe, Margaret Stones, Pierre Jean Francois Turpin, USDA Forest Service collection, Frederick Andrews Walpole, Michael Wheeler, Samuel M. Wickersham, John Wilkinson, and Kokei or Kodo Yoshikawa.
Accompanying the exhibition is a full color illustrated catalogue, which includes a sampling of Nineteenth Century poetry related to the season and biographical data on each artist.
This exhibition of watercolors, prints and drawings will be on display on the fifth floor of the Hunt Library building at Carnegie Mellon University from 9 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and Sunday, 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free. For information, call 412/268-2440.
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