Florence Regional Arts Alliance (FRAA) is honored to feature a special collection of artwork for sale from the late Henry Evans during the 2nd Saturday Gallery Tour on March 10, from 1 – 5 p.m. These prints were donated by Dean and Pat Hendricks, and proceeds from sales will go to various non-profit organizations. Evans began making botanical prints in 1958, depicting some 1400 subjects in 31 years. In that time, he was accorded more than 250 one-man shows in many countries around the world, and in almost every state in the union.
Admired by art lovers and naturalists alike, Evans was a self-taught printer, botanist, and artist, developing a unique style and technique. He drew directly from living subjects, and all subjects were portrayed life-size. Among numerous publications, the artist’s most important books and portfolios include: The State Flowers of the United States; Botanical Prints: with Excerpts from the Artist’s Notebooks; and California Wildflowers. A sampling of the many Exhibitions of his prints include: The National Arboretum in Washington, The Royal Horticultural Society in London, the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburg.
FRAA’s Art Center and Gallery is located at 120 Maple St. in Old Town. We invite you to join us on Saturday, March 10, from 1 – 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served from 3 – 5 p.m. during the 2nd Saturday Gallery Tour. Henry Evan’s prints may be seen at www.henryevans.com.
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