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Nov 8

The Art of Natural History

Friday, November 8, 2013 - Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Natural History Institute, 312 Grove Ave., Prescott, AZ

The Art of Natural History is an art exhibit and three-day symposium and celebration of the Grand Opening of the Natural History Institute at Prescott College.

All events are free and open to the public, and will be held at the Natural History Institute at 312 Grove Ave, unless otherwise noted.

Friday Nov. 8 4-6pm Open House at the Institute 6-8pm Exhibit Opening at the Prescott College Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse (232 N. Granite Street) The show runs from Nov. 8-Dec. 14 and premiers the unveiling of the "Josephine Michell Arader Natural History Print Collection" of historically significant hand-colored engravings and lithographs from the 16th to 19th centuries. Featured artists are John James Audubon, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Maria Sibylla Merian.

Saturday Nov. 9 8-10 am Natural History Exploration with Carl Tomoff 9-11am Campus Tour of the Arader Collection 10-noon Butte Creek Stream Restoration with Joel Barnes 2-2:30pm The Art of Natural History Panel Discussion (featuring Tom Fleischner, Julie Comnick and others) All day: view the exhibit at the Sam Hill Warehouse, which includes hands-on natural history activities and displays Evening: A percent of proceeds at the Raven Cafe this night will benefit The Natural History Institute

Sunday Nov 10 9-11am Campus Tour of the Arader Collection 11-12:30 Walt Anderson: A Naturalist's Way of Seeing Event concludes with a slideshow of photos taken during the weekend's events.

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The Natural History Institute at Prescott College integrates art, science, and humanities in a holistic approach to natural history—the practice of focused, intentional attentiveness to nature. The Institute includes a natural history art gallery, a teaching lab, research collections and facilities, and offers on- and off-campus lectures, workshops and field explorations. The Natural History Institute promotes an integrative, interdisciplinary approach to natural history.

Contact info:
Lisa Zander