2010 Summer Speaker Series

Join us this week for two special guests in our speaker series.

Thursday, June 24, noon at Central Library, artist Tim Frerichs will speak on his experience as a visiting artist at Universität Uppsala Linnaeus Botanical Gardens in Uppsala, Sweden.  Mr. Frerichs artwork and film are featured in our new exhibit, In the Garden: The Art of Botanical Illustration.

On Saturday, June 26 at 2 pm at the Central Library for a lecture by Amy Stewart, expert gardener and New York Times bestselling author of Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities.

Booklist’s Carol Haggas describes Wicked Plants:

There are plants that can kill with a drop of nectar, paralyze with the brush of a petal. From bucolic woodland streams choked by invasive purple loosestrife to languid southern fields overrun by kudzu, some plants are just more trouble than they’re worth. Culling legend and citing science, Stewart’s fact-filled, A–Z compendium of nature’s worst offenders offers practical and tantalizing composite views of toxic, irritating, prickly, and all-around ill-mannered plants.

Mr. Frerichs and Ms. Stewart are presented in collaboration with the Buffalo National Garden Festival, and In the Garden: The Art of Botanical Illustration.  All events and exhibits are free and open to the public.

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