July 3rd marks the opening of an exhibition of pressed aquatic plants and botanical illustrations that will be on display at the Woodbury Library through the end of the month.  Mieke Schuyler & Phil Stone combine their artistic talents with “Travel Deeply into the Wild: Aquatic Plant Pressings and Botanical Drawings,” a joint show in the library’s gallery space.


Mieke Schuyler’s pressed collection includes plants that are found in Lake Quassapaug.  The exhibit draws attention to the plant species’ individuality and strives to encourage people of our community to paddle silently, move gently, be quiet and travel deeply into the wild parts of our lakes and ponds with calm, open hearts.

 David Bibbey of the Arts Alliance of Woodbury produced a short documentary about the process of collecting and pressing aquatic plants that will cycle on the smart TV in the gallery space during the exhibit.

Complementing Mieke’s work will be representational botanical drawings by award-winning artist Phil Stone.  Working in several mediums - colored pencil, watercolor, oil - Phil produces pieces rich in detail, movement, form and color. Phil’s work requires a strict focus on the individuality of his subjects, and his discipline brings to bear subtle details that whisper life right through the paper.


An opening reception will be held on Saturday July 13th 2:00 – 4:00.  Phil Stone will be in attendance: Mieke Schuyler will be in Cordova Alaska and plans to Skype into the library to enjoy your good company, celebrate the arts, and discuss the work.





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  • Starting Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, repeated every day until Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Woodbury Public Library

269 Main St S,
Woodbury, CT 06798


Marla Martin