NEXT CHAPTER MEETING:   Monday, April 3, 2017  6:30 pm

Program:  Art and Science: A Botanist’s Eye:  Redouté and the Art of Floral Illustration by Barney L. Lipscomb.

Barney L. Lipscomb, editor, author, writer, public speaker, and researcher, will present a program entitled “Art and Science: A Botanist’s Eye:  Redouté and the Art of Floral Illustration”.  The program looks at the magnificent history and evolution of art and botanical science from the first century AD through the life of Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759-1840), one of the greatest botanical illustrators and flower painters of all time.

“A Botanist’s Eye” places Redouté’s work against the social and historical background of the era’s delight in the exotic, which brought a fascination throughout Europe with new plants and animals from distant places.  Filled with incredible visuals and delivered in an exciting lecture style format, this program resonates with history, art and science.  It is sure to delight art lovers, teachers, students, gardeners, horticulturists, florists, botanists, history buffs, and anyone with a curiosity in botanical art and science.

Barney L. Lipscomb is the Leonhardt Chair of Texas Botany at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.  He is one of the co-authors of the Illustrated Flora of North Central Texas (1999), a 1640 page, fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to a large portion of the diverse plant life of Texas. Lipscomb is also a co-author of a three-volume flora, the Illustrated Flora of East Texas. [Vol. 1, 2006, 1612 pp].



The chapter meets at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Nature Center at 11942 FM 848 (Bascom Hwy) in Tyler, Texas on the first Monday of the month, Sept-May; second Monday if the first Monday is a holiday. Meetings begin at 6:30 pm with a program followed by refreshments and a short business meeting. Meetings are open to the public. Several field trips are offered throughout the year.

5:00 Dinner at Posados Cafe, 2500 E. Fifth St. Tyler

6:30 Meeting at Nature Center

Directions: In Tyler take Loop 323 to SH 248 (southeast of Tyler). Go east on SH 248 past the UT Tyler Campus to FM 848 (about 3 miles). Turn right on FM 848 and travel 0.7 mile. The Nature Center is on the right.