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Geoff Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
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This is too cruel Britt! Diana's talk and then to see Katie's version of her
stay here, followed next month by Marie. Of course I've seen Katie's great
video and almost was in it but ended up on the virtual cutting room floor. I
was also shown Marie's techniques combining with Microptics images but I'd
love to see Diana's talk, miss you all heaps and wish I could be there, like
last year. Have fun at Teaism too,
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From: "Britt Griswold" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 1:29 AM
Subject: [SCIART] GNSI DC September 19th Meeting

> GNSI DC meeting tomorrow evening!
> A book: insects, drawings and letters - Diana Marques.
> "Have you heard of Jean-Henri Fabre? A 19th century French naturalist
> with no scientific training, Fabre combined his acute observations of
> insect behavior with a humanistic writing style to produce a
> collection of books that made an invaluable contribution to the
> popularization of insect natural history. Learn about the project of
> a book with the translation of some of Fabre's stories and about the
> making of illustrations that bring his words and insects together by
> incorporating writing in the images to construct a more comprehensive
> and appealing visual message."
> Diana gave this presentation at the GNSI conference. It is about 45min.
> Australian Adventure - Katie Schuler.
> Katie Schuler will give a short presentation on her work down under
> (Australia!).   Katie has several sort videos, illustrations and
> sculptures she created while spending the semester at school among
> the Aussies. Her video was done with a team of students.  It features
> a young man named Lorenzo, who decides to face his fear of insects by
> visiting the local museum to meet the largest stick insects in the
> world and their care-taker. About 25 Min.
> THEN ,
> Dinner Out - Topic: GNSI Annuall Exhibit Judging.
> We will adjourn to a local eatery within easy walking distance to
> have some dinner and discuss the work our chapter will be doing to
> jury the Annual exhibit for the GNSI Conference next summer.
> I encourage you to join us to start off the new season with a great
> evening of fun!
> Tuesday Sept. 19, 2006
> 5:30 p.m.- Very light Refreshments/socializing (less food than usual
> to leave room for dinner later)
> 6:05-7:20 p.m. - Program
> 7:30-9:00 p.m. - Dinner at TEAISM  Restaurant
> Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH)/ Washington DC
> 10th and Constitution/ Katherine Kerby Room, East Court, Third Floor
> Teaism Restaurant at Penn Quarter:
> 400 8th Street NW
> Washington, DC 20004
> (202) 638-6010
> 888 8TEAISM
> <>
> This restaurant is really a counter order operation with general
> seating in a common area. It is not too expensive, and is Asian
> themed.
> __________________________________
> Here is the October meeting info as well:
> Oct. 17th
> 5:30-8:00 pm
> National Museum of Natural History
> Katherine Kerby Room, East Court, Third Floor
> Microptic Images in Scientific Illustration
> USDA Illustrator Marie Metz will guide us through the process of
> illustration using images captured with the Microptics Microscope
> system. We will first venture to the 5th floor of the museum to see
> the "monster" we call Microptics.  The system is very much like a
> miniature photo studio. Photo enthusiasts as well as illustrators
> will enjoy this new piece of technology..  Microptics has some
> advantages over Auto Montage. Marie will demonstrate the value of
> Microptics when combined with traditional digital rendering
> techniques.  An illustrators understanding is still needed to render
> finished scientific images. Such skills plus the addition of
> Microptic images can produce a photorealistic image in less time with
> heightened detail of a specimen.Do the tools/medias of the present
> carry the potential of extreme change in the field of scientific
> illustration and education? Or perhaps, the tools of the present will
> not change traditional scientific illustration or techniques in any
> way?  Is there a line to draw?  Is it possible that illustrators from
> the past such as Leonardo De Vinci could supply our present and our
> future with answers?
> _________
> You can find a link to directions and maps on our web site:
> More about the Guild of Natural Science illustrators:
> And some portfolios of GNSI members can be viewed here:
> If you have questions:
> Alice Tangerini (202) 633-0915
> Britt Griswold  (301) 286-3381
> Britt
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> Britt Griswold
> 823 Holly Drive East
> Annapolis, MD 21401
> (301) 286-3381 W
> (410) 757-8379 H
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