Art @ BTI Reception

Feb 27, 2017

Heal-all, a piece by Henrike Burton

Science and art collide at another evening of Art@BTI!

On Thursday, March 30, BTI will host an artist reception celebrating the latest Art@BTI exhibit, Weeds: Untamed Wonders, a collection by the Finger Lakes Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI). We hope you will join us to meet the artists.


  • Cash bar and complimentary light refreshments by Serendipity Catering
  • Free registration (A $15 suggested donation receives entry into an art raffle as well as a complimentary beverage)
  • Special presentations
  • Tour of BTI Greenhouse

Event is free and open to the public – space is limited so those planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register online, or call 607-254-6775.

Schedule (5 – 7 pm):

5:00     Welcome and Cocktail Reception
5:45     Video: Built to Discover
Introductions by David Stern and drawing for prize
5:50     Prof. Fay-Wei Li, “Tamed Wonders: ferns and human as seen from the BTI atrium
6:10     Liisa Mobley, President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Finger Lakes Chapter
6:25     Q&A
6:35     Tour of BTI Greenhouse
Download map here

Featured Artists:

Elizabeth Morales Margy Nelson Marla Coppolino Kathy Schlough
Iva Lesky Margaret Corbit Kathy Brahney Liisa Mobley
Kate Fady Henrike Burton Beth LaLonde Camille Doucet
Gretchen Halpert Bridget van Otterloo Bente King Louisa Sandvik

History of the Finger Lakes Chapter of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI) was created in 1968 as a way to network among the illustrators of the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. In 2003, out of this long and fruitful Guild collaboration, the Finger Lakes chapter was created.

For more information about the national Guild, please visit the website, If you are interested in the Finger Lakes Chapter, please contact them at, or visit their website at

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Kelli Monce as soon as possible.

Art@BTI is made possible by Tompkins Trust Company, with additional support from Hancock Estabrook, LLC, Cayuga Landscaping, and Serendipity Catering.

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