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OMS General Meeting, April 2023: Julie Beeler, Mushroom Color Atlas: A Chromatic Universe of Fungi

April 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

This is a member-only event.
Face masks required.

NOTE – Venue Change Miller Hall,
World Forestry Center, SW Knights Blvd. Portland, OR 97221

6:30 pm – OMS Mushroom Identification Session
If you have found mushrooms that are in good condition, wrap them in waxed paper, aluminum foil, or a put them in a paper bag and bring them (with a spore print, if possible). Bring your field guide to reference the mushrooms that are on display.

7:00 OMS Society Business: Announcements, Introductions, or Short Presentations

7:15 pm Presentation: Mushroom Color Atlas: A Chromatic Universe of Fungi.
Enjoy a talk with Julie Beeler about her Mushroom Color Atlas and discover the stunning and diverse range of colors derived from the kaleidoscopic fungi kingdom. Hear about her process, learn how to forage and identify dye mushrooms and discover how to transform the color into dyes, pigments, paints and inks. She will talk about the historical uses of mushrooms for color dating back to the 15th century and will be demonstrating how pigment is made from Echinodontium tinctorium (Indian Paint Fungus). Everyone will be able to take home their own little swatch of pigment.

About the Speaker: Julie Beeler is a designer, artists and educator with a deep love and curiosity for the natural world. She created the Mushroom Color Atlas to grow her work and passion to benefit what she values most: curiosity, education, creativity, collaboration, community, and the environment. It has been recognized internationally in publications including The Mushroom, Seattle Times and the International Academy Digital Arts & Sciences. She will be featured on upcoming broadcasts of “Oregon Art Beat” and “Oregon Field Guide” profile by OPB. Her work has been exhibited nationally and featured in Embroidery magazine out of the UL. For seven years she was on the faculty of PNCA and OCAC in Portland. When she is not out foraging you can find her tending to her flower farm Bloom & Dye, working in her art studio, or leading workshops.

World Forestry Center – Cheatham Hall

Cheatham Hall, SW Knights Blvd, Portland, OR 97221
Portland, OR United States


April 10, 2023
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PST
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