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Botanical Portraits

Dates:
03/27/2018 (Tue): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
03/28/2018 (Wed): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
03/29/2018 (Thu): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
03/30/2018 (Fri): 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
04/02/2018 (Mon): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
04/03/2018 (Tue): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
04/04/2018 (Wed): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
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04/06/2018 (Fri): 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
04/09/2018 (Mon): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
04/10/2018 (Tue): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
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04/12/2018 (Thu): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
04/13/2018 (Fri): 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
04/16/2018 (Mon): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
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05/24/2018 (Thu): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
05/25/2018 (Fri): 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
05/28/2018 (Mon): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
05/29/2018 (Tue): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
05/30/2018 (Wed): 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
Category: Campus Events
Description:

An exquisite art show is presently in the Mindy Ross Gallery and will remain on view through May 30, 2018.  Botanical Portraits by James Douglas Milne is an exhibit of drawings in watercolor pencil, color pencil, and graphite that are so exact, a viewer may feel the plants could be taken out of their frames. Unlike often-seen botanical drawings which look like they only belong in a book, these works while perfect in their rendering, demonstrate a quality of reality, that the artist created the artworks from life. Milne states, “The majority of my present work is illustrations of single flowers or fruit, which is why I came to think of them as portraits. I imagine the whole process of selecting a model, establishing proper lighting, etc. is not unlike completing a human portrait.”

James Douglas Milne [aka: Doug] has a BS in interior design from La Roche College, Pittsburgh, PA. That coupled with the Certificate of Horticulture which he acquired by studying at the New York Botanical Garden and his technical and artistic abilities have given him the knowledge to draw simply beautiful works. He continues, “My artistic drive is generated by the challenge and desire to render each subject as faithfully as I can. Out of that connection I hope a

visually appealing and scientifically accurate image will emerge. I hope that my work is not only pleasing to the eye, but also that my view of nature will encourage people to see its diversity and beauty in a new light.”

 

Twenty-seven Botanical Portraits in various sizes are included in the exhibit. They depict not only the mature blossomed flower or ripe fruit, but a few roots are on display. It is true art but should grab the eye of botanists.

 

The Reception for the show is scheduled for  Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 3 to 5:30pm during which music will provided by Geoff Hamburg, pianist. Come meet the artist.

 

In addition, a master class, “Drawing a Harbinger of Spring, Pansies,” will be given by Milne on Friday, April 6 from 12 to 2:45 pm in the gallery and the OBTC Great Room 101 which are both in Kaplan Hall.  The exhibit, reception, and master class are free and open to the public.

 

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8am to 9pm and Fridays till 6pm. The Mindy Ross Gallery is situated in the eastern section of the first floor of Kaplan Hall which is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets on the Newburgh campus of SUNY Orange. Free, secure parking is available in Kaplan Hall parking garage entered at 73 First St. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at (845)341-4891/9386 or cultural@sunyorange.edu

Information is available through the website at www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs

Location: Mindy Ross Gallary
Fee: FREE
Phone: (845) 341-4891
(845) 341-9386
E-mail: cultural@sunyorange.edu
Web Page: Follow this link
Announcement: Botanical Portraits