The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation has invited my mother, Ria van Elk, to take part in their upcoming international exhibition. The Forsythia will be part of the 14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration, Fall 2013. The Hunt Institute is a research division of Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).
The exhibition will be held from September 26 until December 19, 2013. After that it will turn into a touring exhibition, which will be traveling throughout the United States. At the end of the exhibition Ria van Elk’s painting will become part of the collection of the Hunt Institute. It will then be available for students of the Institute to be used for presentations, research and as reference material for watercoloring techniques and composition.