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36. Exhibition at Joel Oppenheimer Gallery

 Heeyoung Kim: Native Plants of the Woods and Prairie Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum, Watercolor, ©Heeyoung Kim 2009 Exhibition Dates: March 28 - May 9, 2015 Joel Oppenheimer Gallery:  410 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611  (312)-642-5300 Excerpt from press release:  "In the spirit of natural history artists of the past, contemporary botanical artist Heeyoung Kim documents and depicts native plants from endangered ecosystems. Her exquisite, deftly painted compositions portray native woodland and prairie plants. Giving priority to rare, endangered species, she also paints common species when they have high ecological value. Drawing her specimens in situ with precise measurements, Kim works in watercolor, ink or graphite pencil, depending upon the characteristics of each plants. After her first solo exhibition in 2011, she quickly gained a reputation as a wildflower botanical artist, winning several prestigious awards. Her wo