July 11 - Art in the Arboretum
July 11-Aug. 29
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Lynda Chandler, artist in residence at the arboretum, creates wonderful botanical paintings.
For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. Free.
July 15 - Beginning Botanical Illustration
First session is July 15. Subsequent sessions on July 17, 22, 24 and 29
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum
Lynda Chandler, the arboretum’s artist in residence, leads the five-session art workshop for adults who want to learn to capture the details of a plant to enjoy long after seeing it in real time in its real world. The workshop teaches basics of plant morphology and how to create realistic pencil drawings of plants.
The fee for the workshop is $125. For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194.
July 30 - Summer Brown-Bag Lunch Lecture
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum pavilion
Dr. Heather Griscom, associate professor of biology at JMU, presents “American Chestnut Tree Restoration.” Enjoy a talk about restoration efforts of a tree that was once considered among the grandest of the Eastern deciduous American forests’ tree populations. After the lecture, take a short walk to places at the arboretum where Restoration American Chestnuts are planted to see the young trees that may once again beautify our forests.
For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call (540) 568-3194. No advance registration is needed. Free.