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Vera Wong <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 16 Feb 2009 22:33:20 -0600
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Thanks for the report on the show, and for your compliments, Kathy! I 
haven't been down to Chicago since the show went up, alas. I would love 
to see the art exhibit, and the science part too. I love seeing other 
approaches to the same subjects. Did you take any photos?

p.s. When I went the the Notebaert Nature Museum to drop off my pieces, 
the guy at the coat check was really interested in the stipple works, 
and asked a lot of technical questions. I later saw him in the butterfly 
exhibit, working on a drawing of a statue of a lion. He said it was part 
of a large mural he was working on. Christie Leece said many of the 
young folks who work there are artists. What a great place to work, to 
have access to cool subjects! I talked with the young man about his 
mural project, and later told him about GNSI. Maybe he's joined the 
list-serve already!

Kathleen Garness wrote:
> Yesterday I went to see the lovely exhibit at the Peggy Notebaert 
> Nature Museum in Chicago. It was a small art exhibit within a much 
> larger installation, titled 'Amazing Amphibians' . It was well worth 
> the trip. : ) Vera Ming Wong had two lovely pieces in it - a stunning, 
> large pen and ink stipple triptych of frogs titled "Three Frogs: 
> Bullfrog, Pickerel and Blanchard's Cricket", and a beautiful collage 
> of Japanese rice papers, titled "Frog Lifecycle". Both are owned, I 
> believe, by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources but are on 
> loan for the show.
> Susan Shirley had two pieces, "Faces" and "Trio", both frog studies in 
> mixed media, S. Ryan White exhibited a large watercolor painting 
> titled "Pickerel", Mark Klinger had a study "Bufo fowleri and 
> Amanita". I submitted two small pieces of salamanders, one collage of 
> four block prints and a pen and ink of two salamander species, but not 
> drawn to scale.
> They also had a great byline for the Guild of Natural Science 
> Illustrators as part of the education display, describing their roles 
> in documenting natural history subjects and in conservation 
> strategies. : )
> Just wanted to share,
> Kathy G
> "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can 
> change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  - 
> Margaret Mead