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Artist's Reception
Thursday, May 12

Original paintings and giclée prints are available for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Library

Art Exhibit

Reflections: The Art & Photography of Margo Bors

May – August, 2016

The Helen Crocker Russell Library is delighted to present Reflections: The Art & Photography of Margo Bors , an exhibition by San Francisco artist Margo Bors.

The prints, watercolors, and photographs included in this exhibit reflect Margo's lifelong love of the natural world. Her subject matter is primarily botanical and detailed with a strong sense of line and color, which she attributes to a deep appreciation of both Mexican and Chinese cultures. In this retrospective exhibition, Bors includes artwork from the last 25 years as well as new art in several media.

Bors' passion for the flora and fauna of San Francisco is seen in her artwork, which often features the close relationship between native plants and pollinators. "Insects", Bors says, "are like tiny living jewels who find the beautiful designs and colors of flowers irresistible, a ploy of nature to insure pollination and survival." Native plants and insects in this exhibit include field crescent butterfly and host plant California aster, crane fly with wings like stained glass, and many other native bees and pollinators.

Bors' work appears in several collections; a current linocut of California poppies, Poppies V , has been accessioned by the Library of Congress and her photographic image of a California buttercup with acmon blue butterfly was recently installed as a wall mural at San Francisco Parks Alliance.

About the Artist

Margo Consuelo Bors is a San Francisco artist whose work has consistently reflected her interest in nature and conservation. She has done extensive photo documentation of San Francisco's natural areas and native plants and animals. Throughout her career Bors has worked in many different techniques from watercolor to murals and photography. She is probably best known, however, as a printmaker. For many years Margo has maintained a studio in San Francisco where she has worked in several areas of printmaking including intaglio, relief, and silkscreen. The entire printmaking process from original drawings and designs to creating the printing plates and pulling the prints is done by her alone. Margo has always loved photography and the past decade she has become a skilled digital photographer.

Margo is a member of the California Native Plant Society and California Society of Printmakers. She was a founding member of Precita Eyes Muralists and has worked on more than twenty murals in San Francisco's Mission District. Margo has also exhibited work several times in the Helen Crocker Russell Library, most recently in 2008.


General Exhibit Information

The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture is recognized as one of the finest horticultural resources in the nation. Its 27,000-volume collection ranges from new gardening titles to antique herbals. The Library is open, free of charge, from 10am–4pm, every day except Tuesdays and major holidays.

Exhibitions of plant- and garden-related drawings, paintings, photographs, and educational displays run for four-month periods. The artwork in our exhibitions are available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Library. For more information, call (415) 661-1316 ext. 403.

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

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An international organization whose purpose is to initiate and improve communications among persons and institutions concerned with the development, maintenance and use of libraries of botanical and horticultural literature.
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