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This spring, we are featuring the work of Marcia Whitmore.  She is a retired art educator who earned her BA in Art Ed/Psychology from Augustana College and her Masters in Education from WIU.  She has been drawing and painting various aspects of nature since a very young age.  She taught for 35 years before retiring in 2000.  

Her interest in cultivating orchids began in 1972, which eventually led to her interest in working with watercolors.  Her work has been show at the Chicago Botanical Gardens, the Clinton Art Association, and many American Orchid shows across the Midwest.  She is also a member of the American Society of Botanical Artists.  Mrs. Whitmore has also volunteered here at the QCBC many times in the past, giving her the chance to explore creative ideas in the garden setting and also help teach kids about nature.