Visual Arts

Gallery 111

The Creative Arts Guild is excited to host photographer Lee Anne White's exhibit A Bowing Acquaintance With Plants this May in our Gallery 111.

From Ms. White's Artist Statement:

When I was a child, I often accompanied my grandfather on walks down the native wildflower trail in his garden. There he would pause, slowly bow over a plant and introduce us, always being sure to use the plant’s formal, Latin name. It would be many years before I could understand the botanical names of plants, but I did fall in love with wildflowers on those walks. 

In her 1893 book, To Know the Wild Flowers, Mrs. William Starr Dana refers to the many benefits of being on “a bowing acquaintance with flowers.” I know just what she means, only I like the entire plant—flowering or not, and in every season. 

Plants have personality. And just as with people, if you take a bit of time to get to know them, you may be both surprised and delighted by what you discover. A Bowing Acquaintance with Plants is a series of black-and-white portraits in which I introduce plants that are sometimes familiar, other times foreign—hoping others might see the unique characteristics and gestures that give them personality.  

 

Upcoming Exhibits in Gallery 111:
Patrice Lynn Young
Paintings and Mixed Media Assemblages
June 2 — June 23, 2017
Hollie Berry July 7 — July 28, 2017
Mary Hamby August 4 — August 21, 2017
FESTIVAL Exhibit September 15 — October 20, 2017
Alexa Lett November 3 — December 15, 2017