Friday, March 04, 2011

Art in the Service of Science: The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Exhibit

Scientific illustrators are artists in the service of science. They use scientifically informed observation, combined with technical skills to accurately portray a subject. Accuracy and communication are essential. The skilled scientific illustrator can clarify and emphasize important details, and reconstruct broken specimens on paper.

Join us in the Sterling Morton Library from February 15 - June 4 for an exhibit featuring the original artwork of these talented artists. Explore subjects from land to sea, including plants, insects, birds, fossil reconstructions and more!
The paintings and drawings on display are created through a variety of mediums, ranging from century old techniques used to illuminate manuscripts to digital paintings created entirely on the computer.

The library is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

To learn more about the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, visit

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