Healing Power of Plants
Join us at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods for the opening of our new exhibition, The Healing Power of Plants, and a fascinating Dear Earth Talk with the artists, Stephanie Rose 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 Park Conservatory.
She has been on the faculty at Illinois Institute of Art, Grace Lutheran School, and the Chicago Music and Performing Arts Foundation. Bird holds a BFA cum laude in Painting and Drawing, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, and an MFA in 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, and creates drawings, sculptures and found-object cheeseboxes.