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Plant Shadows: Cyanotypes by Joan Dix Blair

December 15, 2018 11:00 am to March 01, 2019 4:00 pm

Please note: The Galleries will be closed on February 18 in observance of President's Day. 

Plant Shadows: Cyanotypes by Joan Dix Blair explores print making through cyanotypes — objects arranged on light-sensitive paper and exposed to UV light or sunshine, to produce images. This plein-air process vividly captures the silhouettes of plants, weeds, and shrubs from the artist's garden in the Berkshires. Influenced by the botanical work done in the 1840s by Anna Atkins who recorded seaweed plants using cyanotype, this form of expression is a natural match for printmaker Joan Dix Blair, whose solo and group exhibitions include Northeastern University's Gallery 360, Boston, MA, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN, and the Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington, DC. Her exhibition at the Garden brings together a current body of work created over the past two years in her Williamstown, MA studio. See an album of images from Plant Shadows.

Gallery hours: weekdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., weekends, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and by appointment by calling 413 320-4794. Free admission. A special "Meet the Artist" event is scheduled for Saturday, February 16th at 1:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Leonhardt Galleries are located in the Garden's Center House, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA.


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