Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sip and Sketch in the Garden

with artist Rebecca Gilbert

5:30-7:30 PM in the Wagner's garden

Photograph of the Wagner's yard in fall, with the building and fall foliage visible

The Wagner's yard in fall

Gather in the Wagner's serene garden for an evening of guided drawing, cocktails, and refreshments. Artist Rebecca Gilbert will begin the session with a brief lesson on historical botanical illustration and technique, illustrated by examples from the Wagner’s archives. Then, choose your subject in the Wagner’s yard, which includes pollinator plants, fall foliage, and our historic building exterior. Throughout the evening, your drawing will be supported by refreshments and Rebecca’s expertise. Registration includes a botanically inspired Liberty Gin cocktail.

This event is rain or shine. Both dry and wet media are welcome in the yard, and basic drawing materials will be provided. A limited number of stools and chairs will be available, so we encourage bringing your own if you'd like to sit.

Accessibility: the Wagner's yard is wheelchair accessible; the building is not. The event may be held indoors in case of rain. If you have questions, please contact Coryn at

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Gin generously provided by Liberty Gin.


Event is limited to 30 participants.

Cost: $25; $15 for members

Purchase tickets online here:

You do not need a PayPal account to purchase tickets online.

General $25


Members $15

Or call Coryn Wolk at 215-763-6529 x24 to purchase tickets over the phone.

*Refund policy: If you cancel up until a week before the event, you will be refunded tour price minus a $5.00 processing fee. The week before the event, no refunds will be issued for cancellations.

About Rebecca Gilbert :

Rebecca Gilbert is a visual artist and printmaker. She lives and works in South Philadelphia and teaches at The University of the Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Fleisher Art Memorial.

Rebecca’s work is a representation of the act of searching for, and of our ability to recognize when one has found, something of “value.” She interprets these ideas in woodcut, wood engraving, and etching using natural imagery and pattern, as those processes allow the integration of a high level of detail and the ability to work both very large and very small simultaneously. Her highly detailed work allows her to explore our perceptions of both space and beauty. It also recognizes her very human, primal instincts.

Rebecca earned an MFA in Printmaking + Book Arts from The University of the Arts and a BFA in Printmaking from Marshall University. She also previously worked as a Conservation Technician for the Wagner Free Institute of Science.

Rebecca currently serves on the board of The Wood Engravers’ Network and is represented by The Print Center Gallery Store. Her prints are in numerous public and private collections, and have been exhibited regionally, including at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists; nationally, including at the International Print Center New York; and abroad, including at the Palacio Huerto Ruano, Lorca, Spain.

Image: "Happpy Place (Bower)," Wood Engraving on Mohawk Cover. Rebecca Gilbert, 2015.







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