Natural Illustrations at County Museum
Works of art by a dozen southern California illustrators will
be on view at the San Bernardino County Museum in “Natural
Illustrations” from December 4 through January 16. The public
is invited to meet the artists on Saturday, December 4, from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m.
“Natural Illustrations” features works by members
of the Southern California Guild of Natural Science Illustrators.
Artists include Irene Hariuchi (Huntington Beach), Jeremy Stoller
(Culver City), Sharon Belkin and Robert Reid (Los Angeles), Katura
Reynolds (Alhambra), Leslie Walker (Redondo Beach), Stephanie
McCann and Jamie O’Toole (Santa Barbara), Julie Schneider-Ljubenkov
(Pauma Valley), Michelle Schwengel (Venice), Tania Marien (Riverside),
and Pat Farris (Thousand Oaks).
“Throughout history, every field of science has benefited
from the work of illustrators: individuals who are able to visualize
scientific concepts and realistically render natural science specimens,”
said Jeremy Stoller, president of the Southern California GNSI
chapter. “Science illustrators use a variety of traditional
and digital illustration techniques to create drawings with particular
attention to scientific accuracy and readability that also have
unique and stunning beauty.”
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators is an international,
non-profit, professional organization for practicing illustrators
and those interested in the field of scientific illustration.
Works by natural science illustrators appears in scientific journals,
textbooks, field guides, magazines, and on the walls of museums
and science centers. Works featured in the San Bernardino County
Museum exhibit encompass a variety of media: watercolor, scratchboard,
acrylic, oil, pen and ink, woodcuts, graphite, and bronze, as
well as digital media.
The exhibit is free with museum admission.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street
exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays
through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be closed on Christmas
Day and New Year’s Day. Admission is $6 (adult), $5 (senior
or student) and $4 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under 5 and
Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free,
and the facility is handicapped-accessible. The museum’s
Garden Café is open for lunch, snacks, and beverages from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org
or call (909) 307-2669 / TDD/TTY: (909) 792-1462.