April 2019 - Popcorn Gallery

All Nature is But Art: Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region

April 6 to 28, 2019

Saturdays & Sundays, 12pm to 6pm

Presenter: Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture

Location: Popcorn Gallery

Admission: Free

Contact Email: info@glenechopark.org

Contact Phone: 301-634-2222




All Nature Is But Art features artwork by the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR). In the early nineteenth century, the intrepid English author Frances Trollope embarked on a multiyear journey around the United States. Her travels took her from New Orleans to Niagara Falls. The spring of 1830 found her staying at Stonington, a farm not far from Glen Echo and close to the C&O Canal, which she observed under construction. Her advice to travelers was to “let no one visit America without having first studied botany.” With the current renewed interest in native flora among ecologically minded gardeners, BASNCR presents an exhibit showcasing the kinds of plants that Frances Trollope might have encountered on her journey around the young United States.


The BASNCR (www.basncr.org) is a nonprofit organization of professional and semi-professional artists and illustrators who specialize in depicting botanical subjects in ways that are both scientifically precise and aesthetically appealing.


Opening Reception

Saturday, April 6, 4 to 6pm