Oklahoma State University

Art Meets Science at the Library

Showcase and discussion with illustrator of Fields Guide to Oklahoma Plants

February 17, 2009
Story by Danny Groshong, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Art and science aren't commonly grouped together, but for Bellamy Parks Jansen, it was a natural evolution. At “Botanical Illustration: Art Meets Science," Jansen will discuss the coupling of botany and art as well as showcase original illustrations from the book, Field Guide to Oklahoma Plants.

The event is Friday, February 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Peggy V. Helmerich Browsing Room of the OSU Library. Ron Tyrl, OSU Professor and co-author of the guide will introduce the artist. A reception and art display follows the talk.

Jansen grew up interested in both art and science and pursued both in college. She became a scientific illustrator and, in the last 25 years, has created more than 2,000 illustrations. Her work can be found in more than 70 publications. She contributed 350 pieces of art for the Field Guide.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the OSU Library, OSU Botany Department, OSU Natural Resources, Ecology and Management Department, Oklahoma Native Plants Society, and OSU Botanical Society.

For more information on this and other events at the OSU Library, call 405-744-7331 or email lib-pub@okstate.edu.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/spring09/botanical.htm
Last Updated: 17 February 2009

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