Thursday May 8 -- Morrison Center

The Legacy of Ida Hrubesky Pemberton
By Carolyn Crawford, Louisville, Colorado

Between the years of 1935 and 1942, Denver artist Ida Hrubesky Pemberton painted over 70 majestic botanical artworks of medicinal plants, with the hope of them being published in a book on Drug Plants. After her death in 1951, her widower William Pemberton sold most of the original artwork collection to the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, where it resides to this day. You will see a visual presentation of many of these artworks.
A botanical artist for the last 27 years, Carolyn Crawford of Louisville, assisted the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, in curating a one-woman retrospective of Mrs. Pemberton’s works in 2003. She also assisted the Institute by compiling the biography of Mrs. Pemberton for the exhibition catalog.

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Denver Botanic Gardens – Morrison Center
6:30 – 8 p.m.