Healing Power of Plants
Sunday, February 10
FEATURING STEPHANIE ROSE BIRD & GABRIELLA BOROS
Dear Earth Talk: 3-4 p.m. ($20 members / $25 nonmembers / kids free with paid adult)
Moderated by Barb Kreski
Join us for a fascinating discussion with the artists of our Healing Power of Plants Exhibition, Stephanie Bird and Gabriella Boros. They will discuss the influence of plants and nature on their respective practices, and their experience with herbalism and the history of medicinal plants. This talk will be moderated by horticultural therapist, Barb Kreski.
Stephanie Rose Bird is an artist, author, and arts educator with a passion for the natural world and plants in particular. Bird offers workshops nationally including, at Chicago Botanic Garden and Garfield Conservatory. She taught as faculty at Illinois Institute of Art, Grace Lutheran School and Chicago Music and Performing Arts Foundation. Bird holds a BFA cum laude, Painting and Drawing, Temple University, Tyler School of Art; MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego. She currently lives and works in Oak Park Illinois.
Gabriella Boros is an internationally shown artist, currently focusing on woodblock prints and handmade books, Gabriella also paints in acrylic on wood panel, drawings, sculptures and found-object cheeseboxes. Born in Israel, Gabriella immigrated to the United States as a child. Her narratives reflect her European parentage, Israeli childhood and American influences. She has a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art. She currently lives and works in Skokie, Illinois.
Barb Kreski retired from her position as director of horticultural therapy services at the end of 2018 after serving there nearly nine years. She is currently working independently as an educator, consultant, and subject matter expert. She is a member of the advisory board for Gardens for Heroes and is on the steering committee for the Nature Culture and Human Health consortium. She has participated in the Veterans Working Group of the Commercial Club of Chicago since its inception. Barb is excited to explore the next chapter of her career.
The Healing Power of Plants exhibition will be in the Brushwood Gallery through March 31st.