Artist Talk With Fine Art Photographer Barbara E. Leven at Queens Botanical Garden
Saturday November 12, 2011
11:00am to 1:00pm
Darcy Hector – Queens Botanical Garden
718-886-3800, ext. 330
Flushing, NY – October 25, 2011 – Award-winning photographer Barbara Leven will discuss her latest exhibit Enchanted Earth 2.0 at Queens Botanical Garden on Saturday November 12, 2011. Enchanted Earth 2.0, a series of macro photographs offering intimate close-ups of familiar natural subjects, will be on display in the Garden’s Visitor & Administration Building Gallery until January 31, 2012. The exhibit will include Leven’s “Astoriasunflower” and “Orchidballet,” both of which earned awards in the 2010 International Photography Awards competition.
Leven hopes the photographs will encourage guests of the exhibit and the November 12th Artist Talk to fully appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and to find truths hidden in plain sight. “Through the lens I seek to unlock some secret the subject holds,” says Leven of Enchanted Earth 2.0, “to discover something I have not seen before so that I might more fully understand…the cycles of life of which I too am a part.”
Born and raised in New York City, Leven has been a photographer for over 25 years. Her work is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum and several private collections.
The Artist Talk is scheduled to take place from 11:00am to 1:00pm on November 12, 2011. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information about the Artist Talk call (718) 886-3800, extension 330. For more information about Barbara Leven and Enchanted Earth 2.0 visit: http://www.barbaraleven.com/gallery.html?folio=Galleries&gallery=Enchanted Earth
Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people, plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, innovative educational programs and demonstrations of environmental stewardship. Located at 43-50 Main Street in Flushing, Queens Botanical Garden is easily accessible by car, train, or bus. For travel directions and more information visit www.queensbotanical.org or call (718) 886-3800. Queens Botanical Garden is located on property owned by the City of New York, and its operation is made possible in part by public funds provided through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.