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Botanical Artist Margaret Stones (2015)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-05-23

Duration: 00:03:36

Subjects: Stones, Margaret | Botanical artists | Arts | Nature | Flora | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • LaFleur, Donna Producer
  • Laudun, Tika Producer
  • Kallenborn, Will Producer
  • Goldberger, Alison Producer
  • Stones, Margaret Interviewee
  • Murrill, Paul Interviewee
  • Urbatsch, Lowell Interviewee
  • Doty, Gresdna Interviewee


This segment from the May 23, 2015, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features producer Donna LaFleur’s profile of the work of botanical artist Margaret Stones, a native of Melbourne, Australia, in documenting the native flora of Louisiana. LaFleur reports that Stones, who was commissioned by LSU for the project, completed a collection of more than 200 watercolor drawings over a 14-year period. She interviews former LSU Chancellor Dr. Paul Murrill, LSU Botany Professor Dr. Lowell Urbatsch, and retired LSU Theater Professor Dr. Gresdna Doty. This segment also includes an archival interview with Margaret Stones. Host: James Fox-Smith