Botanical Art of the Pinelands: Exhibition at Chang Library, April 6-23rd
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:
|Pine Barren Gentian, Warren Grove, Franklin Parker Preserve, NJ, photo by Rosalie Sherman.