Event Date

October 25 - December 19, 2016



Program Information

Free to the public.

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Community Education Manager

Join BRIT for the final show of the 2016 season, Images of Nature by Dr. Denis Benjamin, Resident Research Associate at BRIT.  Dr. Benjamin, who joined BRIT two years ago to curate the fungal collection, is presenting over thirty watercolor paintings of flowers, fungi and other subjects from the natural world.

Benjamin, born in South Africa, emigrated to the USA in 1970. He practiced pediatric pathology at the children’s hospital in Seattle and later at Cook Children’s in Fort Worth. He became a hiker and mushroom enthusiast, spending much of his leisure time on the eastern slopes of the Cascades. Now retired from medical practice he devotes his energy to natural history and documenting the wildflowers and mushrooms with photography and watercolors. The latter was inspired by a workshop with the noted Russian botanical artist (Alexander - Sasha - Viazmensky). He is author of Mushrooms: Poisons and Panaceas (1995, WH Freeman and Co. NY, NY) and Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging(2010 Tembe Press, Cle Elum, WA). He now lives in Fort Worth and he is a member of the High Country Artists in Cle Elum, WA and the Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth.

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.