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From Platte to Peak Exhibit

November 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am April 30, 2022 @ 4:00 pm MST

Presenting illustrations of plant species collected 200 years ago by botanist Edwin James during the Stephen H. Long expedition. James collected 700 plant species, 140 which were entirely new to science.

This exhibit, organized by the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists, intends to honor and celebrate the explorers that discovered these species.

Each scientifically accurate piece is created in traditional botanical illustration media: watercolor, graphite, pen and ink, colored pencil or hand pulled prints. The resulting renderings are exquisitely detailed, able to illustrate far more detail than found in photographs.

“A little above the point where the timber disappears entirely, commences a region of astonishing beauty, and of great interest on account of its productions.”Edwin James

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