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Botanical Art of the Pinelands: Exhibition at Chang Library, April 6-23rd

Pine Barren Gentian, Warren Grove, Franklin Parker Preserve, NJ, photo by Rosalie Sherman.

Drawings, photos, elements from scientific collections, and actual plants will be featured in 'Botanical Art of the Pinelands,' an exhibition running April 6th through April 23rd at the Stephen and Lucy Chang Science Library.

An opening reception for the exhibition is set for Friday April 6th, starting at 6:00 pm, in the Chang Library. The library is located on the first floor of Foran Hall, on the Rutgers' Cook Campus. The reception is free and open to the public.

Artwork showcased in the exhibition will include drawings by Albert List and Robin Jess and photos by Rosalie Sherman. Scientific elements on display will be drawn from the Chrysler Herbarium, the last internationally recognized herbarium still in existence in the state of New Jersey. The herbarium encompasses approximately 120,000 plant, algal, moss and lichen specimens which, while world-wide in scope, carry an emphasis on New Jersey.

The Pinelands National Reserve consists of approximately 1.1 million acres in southern New Jersey. It represents 22% of the state's total land area and includes portions of seven counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Ocean), and all or parts of 56 municipalities.

The exhibition is organized by the Chrysler Herbarium and the Rutgers University Libraries. Exhibition sponsors include Flora of New Jersey Project, New Jersey Conservation Foundation, New Jersey Environmental Digital Library, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, The Pinelands Commission, Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Rutgers University's Floriculture Greenhouse and Pinelands Research Station, the Rutgers Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources.

For more information on the exhibition, please see:
http://herbarium.rutgers.edu/pinelands.htm

Posted March 30, 2007