Tohono Chul Park
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Artwork above by: Manabu Saito

Winner of the Tucson Pima Arts Council Lumie Award in 2009, the Exhibits Program at Tohono Chul presents visual stories linking the nature, culture and arts of the region. Working with local artists, we display vibrant works of art in a diverse array of thematic group exhibits.


Now on display:

Nature Illustrated

November 15, 2013 – February 16, 2014 | Main Gallery
Curators Talks: Tuesday November 19 and Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 10am
Friday, November 15, 2013 | 5:30pm-7:30pm

Very often, art plays an essential role in education, and for illustrators creating images that convey detailed information, a twofold task is upon them as artists; they must create dynamic images that are aesthetically pleasing while also being scientifically accurate. In the realm of nature illustration, images that allow us to identify a particular wildflower or explain complex relationships within an ecosystem are most effective when thorough scientific study is paired with an artistic vision to yield an image that makes us want to look closely, and in the looking, learn something new about the world around us.

This exhibition explores the work of seven artists from the Tucson area, who through their illustration work, seek to illuminate and educate others about the greater Sonoran Desert and the natural world as a whole. The works on display include studio paintings alongside published illustrations. These works shown together, challenge us to find a place where we might draw a line between fine artwork and illustration, while making it clear that the concentrated study that infuses the illustration work also informs the larger creative impulses of each of these artists.

Including work by the following artists:
Margarethe Brummermann, Linda Feltner, Rachel Ivanyi, Lois McLane Roth, Paul Mirocha, Narca Moore Craig, Margaret Pope and Manabu Saito


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