The works are inspired by the long tradition of botanical illustration which has deep roots in art as well as in the identification of plants in scientific and medical contexts.

The College of the Siskiyous Art Department presents “Botanica,” an exhibition of selected watercolors and oils by COS painting students, through Oct. 25.

The works are inspired by the long tradition of botanical illustration which has deep roots in art as well as in the identification of plants in scientific and medical contexts.

In preparation for the project, students were introduced to the work of Edward Stuhl, an artist who made Mount Shasta his home in the early 1900s and made many botanical illustrations of local flora, as well as other artists, past and present, in the field of botanical illustration. 

The show is in the COS Art Gallery, located in the Learning Resource Center at the Weed Campus and is open weekly during regular library hours. 

For more information, contact Amanda Thomas by emailing athomas2@siskiyous.edu or call (530) 938-5351.