BMAC presents mushroom journaling workshop with Madge Evers on Oct. 29

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) presents a mushroom journaling workshop with artist Madge Evers on Saturday, October 29, at 2 p.m.

The class will begin at BMAC, where participants will make their own nature journals using a simple paper fold. Next, participants will go on a walk across the river to the Wantastiquet trails, where Evers will lead a nature observation and journaling program focused on finding and identifying mushrooms and recording them as drawings or spore prints.

Evers is an educator, gardener, and visual artist whose work celebrates decomposition and regeneration. She has been paying close attention to signs of fungi since 2015, when she began making mushroom spore print art.

Learning of and seeing the Herbarium that Emily Dickinson created as a student inspired Evers to see plants with new eyes. In 2021, Evers was a Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowship finalist in photography. After teaching for 25 years in Rhode Island and Massachusetts public schools, she now works as a full-time artist.

The workshop is presented in connection with the exhibit “Madge Evers: The New Herbarium,” on view at BMAC through Feb. 12, 2023.

The program is for participants ages 14 and older, or child and parent pairs if children are ages 10 and older. All materials will be provided. Admission is $50 ($45 for BMAC members). Participation is limited to 15 people. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 30. Register at or 802-257-0124 x101.

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