Award-winning Artist Offers Lessons at Mercer

Expert and beginner artists can learn how to preserve the beauty of Mercer through art with awardwinning Kingwood artist Betsy Barry Friday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Barry will demonstrate how to create images of collected subject matter in graphite and colored pencil during this Drawing from the Garden class.

A member of the American Society of Botanical Artists and the Colored Pencil Society of America, Barry specializes in drawing local plants from her home studio in Kingwood. Recently, one of her pieces, "Macular Pomifera Osage Orange," was accepted into the U.S. Botanic Garden's art show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Flora of the National Parks in Washington D.C. Her artwork has also been displayed in London at the annual SBA Exhibition at Westminster Central Hall and the SBA Distance Learning booth at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) exhibition. For more information on Barry, visit betsybarry.com.

Space is limited and registration is required for this class. The cost for each participant is $160. Discounts are available to TMS members based on level of membership. For more information or to register for a class, contact The Mercer Society at 713-274-4166.

With leadership from Commissioner R. Jack Cagle, Mercer Botanic Gardens is a Harris County Precinct 4 Parks facility located one mile north of FM 1960 at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road in Humble, 77338. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone seeking additional information or requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mercer at 713-274-4160 or visit www.hcp4.net/mercer.