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Wildflowers focus for GE Historical Society


Glen Ellen Community Church

Saturday October 18th 2014 - 2:00pm to



The next free public presentation by the Glen Ellen Historical Society will feature the wildflower illustrations of local artist Edith Bruning, which appeared in the finest galleries of San Francisco during the first decades of the 20th century, and were on prominent display at the 1939 World’s Fair at Treasure Island. The presentation will be at Mayflower Hall on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m.

Bruning lived with her husband, Bill Bruning, at the family ranch on Sonoma Mountain, and taught at Enterprise School for several years in addition to her career as an artist.

Bruning used a unique process for recording and documenting local flowers by pressing them against photosensitive blueprint paper and exposing them to sunlight. After the paper was fixed, she applied paint that matched the colors of the actual living plant, lending a startlingly realistic quality to the finished piece of artwork.

This presentation by members of her family will provide an extraordinary opportunity to learn about local natural history as well as the social history of Glen Ellen, and to be reminded of how intertwined the two worlds have always been.


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