Karen Stomberg is a botanical artist who has worked extensively with the Georgeson Botanical Garden to create beautiful art showcasing the natural aesthetics of plants – especially those native to Alaska. In her most recent show, hosted in the Bear Gallery at Centennial Hall in Pioneer Park, she has painted specimens from the National Herbarium in Washington, D.C., that were collected from the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and Chukotka, Russia, in 1899. This showing includes both the art itself as well as historical and scientific information on each specimen, species, and some of the original collectors. Karen’s goal is to show how each specimen and species has its own story to tell.
For more information, visit this page at the Fairbanks Arts Association.
What: Collected Treasures: Six Alaskan Wildflowers by Karen Stomberg
Where: Bear Gallery, Centennial Hall, Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, AK
When: On view August 3rd-September 1st, with an opening reception on Friday, August 3rd, 5-7pm