Visitor-Made Desert Drawing

 

Barrick volunteer Shelly Volsche writes an open invitation to our next Visitor-Made event. Text and photographs are both hers.

 

drawing in the garden

 

You are invited to help the museum create a visual catalog of the drought resistant plants in the Museum’s Xeric Garden. From fine details to broad visuals, your drawings will become part of the official Visitor-Made Guide to the Garden.

 

tortoise

 

Desert inspired pieces beckon you to explore the garden. This bronze tortoise welcomes you at one of its entrances.

 

cactus

 

While the word “desert” often conjures images of desolation and emptiness, the Museum’s Xeric Garden has details of beauty…

… and color.

 

red and green flora

 

bower

 

Benches are embraced by the Xeric Garden as it envelops you in its atmosphere. Allow the seating to inspire your drawings and vision.

 

a number of plants

 

The garden has a wide assortment of cacti, trees, and ground shrubs. Learn more about the variety of native bushes thriving in the Nevada desert.

 

bird

 

And while you are here, you never know who else might be enjoying the Xeric Garden with you.

We hope to see you on March 19th!

All ages and skill levels are welcome. Art materials and field guides will be available.

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