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Wednesday, 31 July 2013 14:03

Illustrator to hold demos in Bryson City

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The Art League of the Smokies will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City.  Featured artist will be Bente Starcke King, whose DVD, “Beautiful Botanicals—Painting and Drawing Flowers and Plants” will be shown. The film shows techniques and principles involved in botanical painting with demonstrations done from fresh flowers and plants. Born in Denmark, King received her degree in art and illustration in Copenhagen before relocating to the United States. For the past 15 years, she has held the position of staff botanical illustrator at the L.H Bailey Hortorium. 

The event is sponsored by Swain County Center for the Arts and Swain County Schools. 

828.488.7843 or www.swain.k12.nc.us/cfta.

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