A Desert Illuminated: Photography by John Schaefer
January 14, 2011
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Desert Illuminated, Photography by John Schaefer, an exhibition of 30 photographs of cactus flowers of the Southwest, will be displayed in the Ottosen Gallery from February 25 – May 27, 2011. The exhibit is free for members and included with paid Garden admission.
These stunning macro photographs are wrapped in the visual and contextual embrace of a Renaissance-era illuminated manuscript that connects the human passion for science and art. By placing a sheet of black construction paper behind the cactus, he is able to isolate the subject, intensifying the composition of the richly hued and delicate flower.
|WHEN:||February 25- May 27, 2011
|A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.
The exhibit is free with admission to the Garden. Admission rates are $15.00 for adults, $13.50 for seniors, $7.50 for students with ID, $5.00 for children 3-12 years-of-age; Garden members and children 2 years and younger are admitted free.
The Desert Botanical Garden is located inside Papago Park at 1201 North Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, Arizona. The Garden is open every day, except Thanksgiving, December 25 and July 4, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Ottosen Gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Call 480 941.1225 or visit www.dbg.org for more information.
|* Digital images available upon request.|