PRESS RELEASE: Dornith Doherty - Illuminations at BRIT Feb 17th
January 31, 2023 - BRIT / Botanical Research Institute of Texas at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Presents Dornith Doherty: Illuminations - Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research with a panel discussion on February 17th at 7pm and a reception from 7 - 9 pm.
Dornith Doherty: Illuminations - Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research is a tripartite environmental art exhibition emerging from a research-based creative collaboration with Dr. Alejandra Vasco, Research Botanist, Ana Niño, Librarian, and Tiana Rehman, Herbarium Director at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT). As an artist affiliated with BRIT since July 2021, Doherty investigated the crucial physical artifacts of botanical biodiversity research – from a collection of diaphanized plants made in the 1950s to a contemporary Andean biodiversity project focused on diverse ferns threatened by climate change and ecosystem disruption...
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