Unfurling of the Ferns Gallery Exhibit

On Friday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30, the Catherine Dianich Gallery launches the exhibit of Briony Morrow Cribbs’ life-like illustrations of native ferns from “Identifying Ferns the Easy Way: A Pocket Guide to Common Ferns in the Northeast.”

This just-published book, written by Lynn Levine, is a slim, easy-to-carry guidebook featuring the 28 ferns most commonly encountered in the Northeast, with clear descriptions and tips for identification.

At 6 PM there will be a short talk about their joint creative process and how to use the guide. Refreshments will be provided, as well as time to talk to with Lynn and Briony. The exhibit runs until June 28th.

Local ecologist Tom Wessels said, “‘Identifying Ferns the Easy Way” offers a wonderful way for people to become acquainted with our common regional ferns. A simple, yet effective key and great illustrations make this a very user-friendly field guide.”

For the last 40 years, Levine has been an environmental educator, tracker, and consulting forester to private landowners. She is the author of “Mammal Tracks and Scat: Life-Size Pocket Guide,” “Snow Secrets,” and “Is It Time, Yet?” and the co-author of “Working with Your Woodland: A Landowner’s Guide.”

Morrow-Cribbs is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. She illustrated “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities,” followed two years later by “Wicked Bugs: The Louse that Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects,” both New York Times bestsellers. Morrow-Cribbs teaches printmaking, book arts, and drawing in the Dummerston, Vermont area.

Books, as well as prints and cards by Briony,  will be available for purchase.

There will be Live Music by Vermont Timbre, with singer/songwriter/musicians Mike Mrowicki and Amelia Struthers from their new CD, “Songs to Light the Way” which will be available for purchase.

Dianich Gallery is located at 139 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT.

This event is free.

For more information call (802) 380-1607

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