Mission Statement

The Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists is an open and diverse group of artists, collectors and admirers who share a love for the practice and perpetuation of botanical art and illustration with a fond focus on plants in the Rocky Mountain Region.
We encourage and participate in educational outreach, juried and non-juried exhibits, lectures, workshops and regular chapter meetings. The RMSBA is proud to be the very first chapter affiliation of the international organization, the American Society of Botanical Artists.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Some worthwhile exhibits you might have missed...

As the year comes close to its end, there are some good exhibits which have hung since October that will close the first few weeks of January. Two that open up two entirely different worlds of art are:

The Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, is located at 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, CO. PH: 719.634.5581

The FAC hosts two exhibits of note:
Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop
This is a challenging exhibition with Tunson's political and ethics defining works of arts. It opened Oct. 27  and runs through Jan. 20, 2013.
A Mural in the Making:
Eric Bransby and Trevor Thomas

To celebrate it's 75th year, the FAC commissioned a mural. The mural is mounted and on display, but the accompanying exhibit of maquettes, planning drawings and compositional considerations is as good as the final piece. On display until Jan. 6, 2013.
Eric Bransby: Mural in the Making

These exhibits make the quick trip to the Springs well worth the effort.

The Changing Gallery - Littleton Museum, 6028 South Gallup Street, Littleton, CO  PH: 303.795.3950
Closer to home for some, there is a temporary exhibit at the Littleton Museum, which will hang until January 13, 2013. The Changing Gallery plays host to Mapuche - The People of the Land. A display of astounding vibrant textiles from the 19th century anchors this display, which presents the cultural artifacts of the Mapuche people of Peru. Jewelry, home artifacts and spiritual findings present the complex and varied life of these people, who were the only indigenous group in South America never to have been conquered by the Spanish. They continue into modern days over a million strong, blending their culture with that of modern day Peru and Argentina.
Seen any good exhibitions lately? Share them with our members. Send your comments to rmsbartists@gmail.com. 



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