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Painting with Natural Inks

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

On Tuesday, April 23rd at 7 pm, the Friends welcome Elissa Callen, artist and educator, whose work is centered around the sustainable use of plants and fungi to make natural pigment paintings and promote conservation.  Her presentation via Zoom is entitled, Painting with Natural Inks.  Dive into an introduction to what her natural pigment practice looks like, view her paintings, learn about ethically sourcing plants for pigment and selecting species for sustainable natural color.  Reimagine the roles art can play in academia-dominated fields and reconsider the avenues that can create participation in conservation practices for communities of all backgrounds.  Tune in for a delightful lecture.

To participate in this webinar, please register in advance using the following link:

About the speaker:  Elissa Callen is an ecological artist working with local plants and fungi to make natural inks and pigments she uses as the staple materials in her art practice.  She holds a BFA in painting, has a professional background in horticulture, and nearly ten years of experience using natural, locally gathered materials sustainably for color.  Her practice is informed by her research in California ecology and the impact invasive plant species have on native biodiversity. 



Tuesday, April 23
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT