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Watercolors From Eden

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By Tim Gallagher
Photograph by Shila Wilson

We were pleased to welcome famed artist and nature writer Julie Zickefoose to the Lab of Ornithology this past April 7 for a Monday-night seminar. The talk kicked off a three-month exhibition of illustrations from her latest book, Letters from Eden: a Year at Home in the Woods. Arranged according to the seasons, the book is an evocative collection of nature essays, watercolors, and pencil sketches inspired by the life she leads on the 80-acre piece of paradise she shares with her husband and two children in the Appalachian woods of southeast Ohio. The exhibition, which includes many of my favorite watercolors and sketches from the book, was on display in the Lab of Ornithology’s auditorium gallery through July 7, 2008.

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