Artist and advanced master gardener Hera Gerber will speak from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in the Level 2 Gallery in Pius XII Memorial Library. She will discuss "How Flower Design Can Complement Paintings to Enhance a Space."
Gerber became interested in flower design at the age of 10 and her mother cultivated this interest by having a florist deliver cut flowers weekly so that Gerber could experiment on flower arrangements.
While in college she studied privately under the tutelage of a Chinese Indonesian Master in flower design. As a landscape artist, Gerber works in pencils, charcoal, oils, oil pastels and acrylic. Her inspiration comes from observing nature during her travels around the United States, Indonesia and Europe.
An exhibit of her work will run through February 2012.