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New England Society of Botanical Artists: Rivers, Textile, and Dye Plants

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image“Monarda didyma," by Faye Van Wert

September 19 - October 24, 2015
Reception: September 26, 2 to 4 PM

Situated on the rushing Merrimack River, with its canals and locks, and the import of textile and dyes, Lowell became a center of the textile industry in the early 19th century. This fall, the New England Society of Botanical Artists will present an exhibit of 45 paintings that reflect plants representing the all-important river and the old textile days: plants that grow along rivers, plants that were used to make textiles, and plants used to make dyes. Not all will be native to the area, but most will be. We hope to educate the public, showing how plants have played a huge part in the textile industry’s past, and how a river gives life to many a plant species.

Related Events:
Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust presents A Walking Tour of Hawk Valley Farm in Lowell (Park at the end of Varnum Terrace) To attend please RSVP to info@lowelllandtrust.org Saturday, October 3 at 9:00 AM (No rain date) http://www.lowelllandtrust.org/content/hawk-valley

Mill City Grows presents 4th Annual Harvest Festival, Community Garden at North Common Saturday, September 26, 1:00 to 5:00 PM http://www.millcitygrows.org/


The Brush is supported by the Lowell National Historical Park and Eastern National.