Cafe Botanique, February 20, 2013 - Gates Hall

The Legacy of Anne Ophelia Dowden
Martha Hutchinson, M. Arch.

The Legacy of Anne Ophelia Dowden is a glimpse into the renowned botanical artist’s life and work. Anne Ophelia Dowden observed and recorded the beauty of nature through her anatomically correct and beautiful paintings, which ranged from flowers mentioned in the writings of Shakespeare to weeds inherent to New York City. Through family photographs and stories, we will trace some of the influences which may have contributed to her becoming one of the leading botanical artist of the 20th century. 

Martha Hutchinson is a designer living and working in Colorado. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky and a Master of Architecture from Cornell University. Since graduating she has practiced architecture, interior design and graphic design. She currently runs a graphic design studio specializing in print and Web design and teaches at the University of Colorado. Ms. Hutchinson is the cousin of the artist Anne Ophelia Dowden.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Denver Botanic Gardens – Gates Hall
6:30 – 8 p.m.