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Natural Discourse: Light & Image

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Left: Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka, Bromelia pinquin, Rat Pineapple (1894)Right: Christian Thornton, hand-blown glass plotter on agave (2013)

[sidebar]Natural Discourse: Light & Image 

Los Angeles County Arboretum
October 18, 2014   9am to 5pm

Further details and ticket information at www.naturaldiscourse.org.[/sidebar]

‘Natural Discourse: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden’ is an ongoing series of symposia, publications, and site-specific art installations that explore the connections between art, architecture, and science within the framework of the botanical garden. Artist and garden designer Shirley Alexandra Watts curates the series.

Featured speakers for this fall’s symposium include:

Roger Handgarter, PhD, Chancellor’s Professor of Biology, Indiana University, sheds light on the process of photosynthesis.

Susan Rossi-Wilcox, retired curator of the Blaschka Glass Flower Collection, recounts her work with the renowned glass flowers at Harvard.

Christian Thornton, glass artist, founder of Studio Xaquixe, Oaxaca, Mexico, talks about glass blowing, energy har...


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