At noon on Thursday, June 24, the Rare Book Room of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library is pleased to host a presentation by Timothy Frerichs, a former Visiting Artist at the Linnaeus Gardens at Uppsala University in Sweden.
The Rare Book Room purchased two original sketchbooks and two original folios of Frerichs’ botanical drawings in 2009. Some of Frerich’s drawings are displayed in the new Rare Book Room exhibit “In the Garden”.
Frerichs’ sketchbooks and folios are entirely homemade, right down to the way the wooden boxes are painted. Here is a special peek at some other pieces in our collection of Frerichs’ work:
Frerichs’ sketches and illustrations of the Linnaeus Gardens was purchased by the library in 2009. The works are hand-bound and housed in encaustic wooden boxes.
Frerichs has received numerous awards including a 2010 Netherland-America Foundation Cultural Grant, a Constance Saltonstall Foundation Grant for Printmaking, two Fulbright awards, the latest a 2007 Senior Lecture Award Fulbright to the Universität Osnabrück, Germany. He is an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at SUNY Fredonia.