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Seniors Program: Experiments in Botanical Art Workshop with Bev Pike

Time and Date: Wednesday, July 17, 1pm-3pm
Location: Art Windsor-Essex, 401 Riverside Dr. W, Windsor, 2nd floor Education Studio
Cost: Free with regular gallery admission, free for current AWE members.

Open to adults and seniors 55+. Drop-in, no registration required.

In the Baroque era, spurred on by advances in the printing press, botanical renderings became exquisitely detailed. In this workshop, Winnipeg artist Bev Pike will discuss botanical illustration history and then inspired participants will create art using non-traditional media. Bring a dried specimen, photo, or other botanical image to work with. People of all skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced!  

Bev Pike is a Winnipeg artist known for gigantic immersive paintings of architectural utopias. She bases her current series on eccentric three hundred year-old subterranean grottos in England.  Bev’s new exhibition, Bev Pike: Grottesque: Spectacles of Miniature & Gigantic, is on at AWE from July 18, 2024 – March 2, 2025. 

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Image Credit: Bev Pike. CHANTING GROTTO, Mystical evacuees congregate under auspicious crystalline ceilings to join in harmonious polyphony, 2023, gold gouache on paper, 2.4 m x 5.5 m. Image courtesy of the artist.

This program is supported by the Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility through the Seniors Community Grant program and by Caesars Windsor Cares. 

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