Closing Reception for Living Well: Plants that Nourish & Heal
Join us as we celebrate the closing of our exhibition Living Well: Plants that Nourish and Heal with a special reception at The Betty Kramer Gallery & Music Room.
At 6pm, we will kick off the evening with a special moderated discussion on integrative medicine and plant-based therapies with health & medicine experts Glenn Sabin and Cynthia McCormick.
At 7pm, botanical artists Heidemarie Buggel Copiz & Susannah Zak Figura will demonstrate botanical art painting.
This event is free and open to the public. A light reception will be served.
About Our Panelists
Cynthia McCormick, a pediatric neurologist retired after working for many years in the field, in the Public Health Service, and later continuing as a consultant on drug development challenges for neurological conditions has always been an avid gardener and nature lover. Also a botanical artist, she brings a unique perspective to Plants that Nourish and Heal after having devoted many years to evaluating therapeutic products (including many of botanical origin) at the US Food and Drug Administration.
Glenn Sabin is a 25-year cancer “thriver” who created a comprehensive, integrative oncology approach to achieve a complete pathological remission of his CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia)—considered an “incurable” disease—without conventional intervention. After a long career running a media and content marketing company, Glenn sold his firm in 2009 to follow his passion for evidence-based integrative approaches to healing. Born out of his personal journey with cancer, Glenn launched FON Consulting, and has advised hundreds of organizations on business development and strategy specific to growing integrative health and medicine enterprises.
About The Artists
Susannah Zak Figura grew up in a creative family surrounded by art, music, books and nature. When her youngest son started school, Susannah began classes at Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration and earned her certificate in botanical art in 2012. She now teaches beginning and intermediate watercolor painting at the school. She favors both realistic and stylized, whimsical approaches.
Heidemarie Buggel Copiz was born and raised in Germany. Drawing was always a favorite pastime and when in high school in the U.S., she enjoyed taking art classes during all four years. It was a few years before retirement that she took watercolor painting classes in Adult Education in Montgomery County and later participated in the classes of the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Arts and Illustration.