Event Date

March 18 - May 5, 2016



Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

BRIT is pleased to present paintings and works on paper by Carol Ivey and Deborah Mersky in the Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall. For more than 20 years, these two friends have hiked and rambled together, in the Pacific Northwest and now in North and Central Texas. Despite their diverse approaches to creating art, they each have a vital interest in nature as artifact standing in for human feeling. The exhibition’s title, Call and Response, refers to emotional impulse driven by direct contact with the natural world.

In addition to the artists’ individual work, Mersky and Ivey present an experiment in collaborative work, drawing from a wide array of images, including specimens from BRIT’s Herbarium. These circular works embody the idea of Call and Response. Each of these pieces was sent back and forth between the artists with additions and deletions made in each studio using collage, printing, drawing, and painting.

About Exhibits

Botanical art plays an important role at BRIT and we are fortunate to have two exhibit spaces, the elegant Madeline R. Samples Exhibit Hall and the intimate Welcome Center Gallery, in which to display a variety of art from both well-known and emerging local artists. BRIT joins with the rest of the Fort Worth visual arts community twice a year and participates in spring and fall Gallery Nights.

Interested in exhibiting at BRIT? Please see our submission guidelines here.