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Lecture Series: Photographing Mushrooms with Artist/Photographer Vesna Jovanovic

Vesna Jovanovic is a Chicago artist who was born in Chicago, lived in Yugoslavia for much of her childhood, and returned to Chicago in 1991 to pursue her education.

Vesna’s presentation will highlight her interests in both art and science, as expressed in her work “Pinhole Experiments,” a series of exquisite photographs of mushrooms created from her personally designed and crafted pinhole cameras.

She holds a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in Photography from The Ohio State University. She is the recipient of numerous awards as an artist and has had over fifty exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at the International Museum of Surgical Science and the University of Chicago’s Gordon Center for Integrative Science.

Further information and photographs from this work can be found at http://www.vesnaonline.com/work/pinhole/pinhole04.html.

 

 

 

Jovanovic is also an anatomical/scientific artist and enjoys rendering the human body in relation to other species, especially mutualists and weeds.


 

 

 

 

 

The IMA is comprised of mycologists and laypeople from all walks of life who share a common interest in the study of mushrooms. Individual members often have specific areas of interest and expertise, including mushroom foraging, taxonomy, cultivation, mycoremediation, mycorrhizas, medical mycology, yeasts, lichens, food spoilage, fermented foods, plant diseases, symbioses with animals, and edible, poisonous, and entheogenic fungi.

If you are new to mushrooming, joining a mushroom club will give you the opportunity to learn about the fungal diversity found during the annual cycle in Chicagoland and how to identify species properly and safely. Whether you’re an experienced mycophile or are new to the Kingdom of Fungi, we welcome your knowledge and companionship.

For non-IMA-members, there is a $5 suggested donation to attend our lecture series events. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please join us! Membership in the IMA is only $20 per year and includes participation in our monthly members-only forays. While our lecture series is open to the public, forays into the woods are limited to members only. This is because the IMA is a scientific and educational nonprofit that holds a scientific collector's permit to pick wild mushrooms for research and education. That's why only club members can come on forays. Club members also receive a great digital monthly newsletter with articles, recipes, research, art and information on additional events. You can become an IMA member at any IMA lecture series event, or by clicking here http://www.illinoismyco.org/home

North Park Village Nature Center is located at 5801 North Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60646. From the intersection of North Pulaski Road and West Ardmore Avenue, go east into the North Park Village Campus. Drive past the booth, you do not need to stop. At the T-junction, turn left. Then take a quick right. You will see the forest of the nature center on the left. Shortly you'll arrive at a parking lot on your right as you approach the front of the nature center building. The road between the parking lot and the main entrance may be blocked, but the center will still be open and accessible.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Tonight was my first introduction to the group and my wife and I were very impressed with how friendly everyone was! I also want to commend Vesna on a thoroughly enjoyable presentation. We look forward to the next foray!

    August 5, 2013

  • max

    Vesna is enormously talented. The lecture was very informative, interesting and fun. The photography was gorgeous!

    August 5, 2013

  • rebecca

    Join us TONIGHT! The Illinois Mycological Association presents Vesna Jovanovic, mushroom photographer and anatomical illustrator extraordinaire at the North Park Village Nature Center at 7 p.m. Vesna Jovanovic is a Chicago artist who was born in Chicago, lived in Yugoslavia for much of her childhood, and returned to Chicago in 1991 to pursue her education.

    Vesna’s presentation will highlight her interests in both art and science, as expressed in her work “Pinhole Experiments,” a series of exquisite photographs of mushrooms created from her personally designed and crafted pinhole cameras.


    https://www.facebook.com/events/518611504840370/

    Jovanovic is also an anatomical/scientific artist and enjoys rendering the human body in relation to other species, especially mutualists and weeds.

    August 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a photographer and mushrooms are one of my favorite subjects - looking forward to Vesna's presentation!

    1 · July 29, 2013

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    IMA President 2013 and IMA Meet-up Co-organizer, Organizer
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    IMA Foray Coordinator, Member of the Board of Directors 2013
  • Catherine L.
    President of the Illinois Mycological Assoc. 93, 94, 01 and 02, Co-Organizer
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