Fernwood Botanical Gardens to exhibit MCI biological illustrations

Fernwood Botanical Gardens to exhibit MCI biological illustrations

Notre Dame, IN (September 2, 2019)–The Moreau College Initiative will present the art exhibition “Imprisoned Nature: Beauty Behind Bars” featuring biological illustrations by the 2019 Scientific Illustration class at Westville Correctional Facility. Artwork will be on display in the Clark Gallery at Fernwood Botanical Gardens from September 9 through November 17.

Directing the students is Catherine Craker, Ph.D. The artwork illustrates plants and animals using ink and watercolor.  Professor Craker earned her doctorate in biology from the University of Notre Dame, where she got her start painting mosquitoes for a vector program at the Eck Institute for Global Health.

“Some of our students have produced professional-grade pieces for this course, and we are excited to have the opportunity to share their work with the Michiana community,” said director of the Moreau College Initiative, Alesha Seroczynski, Ph.D.

An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, September 15 from 2-4 pm.

The Moreau College Initiative is a rigorous liberal arts program co-sponsored by Holy Cross and Notre Dame in collaboration with the Indiana Department of Corrections. Enrolled students are eligible to earn associate and bachelor of arts degrees through Holy Cross College. MCI seeks to embody the mission of the Congregation of Holy Cross by providing excellent academic programs in the correctional context.

Fernwood Botanical Gardens are located at 13988 Range Line Road in Niles, Michigan.