Pinhole Camera Workshop with Nancy Paredes

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Pinhole Camera Workshop with Nancy Paredes

Saturday, October 19, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Included in Garden admission

Experience the magical beginnings of photography by building your own pinhole camera from recyclable material with Nancy Paola Paredes of QBG’s current art exhibit, Marbles in the Valley. By learning to use light and exposure, participants will photograph the Garden with their built cameras and develop their exposures into fixed images. Students will leave the workshop with a handmade camera, photos, and a fundamental understanding of photography. Recommended for participants age 10+.

Included in Garden admission. Registration required. Drop-ins welcome upon availability.

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***While the event is free, Garden admission is to be paid at Garden entry. Admission April through October: Adults – $6, Seniors (age 62+) – $4, Students with ID – $4, Children (ages 4 to 12) – $2, Children (3 and under) – FREE, Members – FREE.

About the Marbles in the Valley Exhibit:
Marbles in the Valley is an exhibition of prints and photographs that portrays nostalgic landscapes reminiscent of the native countries of the borough’s diverse communities. Born and raised in Corona, Queens to Honduran parents, artist Nancy Paredes depicts the distorted memories of immigrants and the imaginings of a first generation.

This exhibition centers around a series of collagraphs of abstract landscapes printed from the layering of plastic shopping bags. Accompanying the collagraphs are otherworldly photographs that extend into a different timeline, offering a second perspective of these familiar places. Traveling through remembrance and interpretation, these visual memories reveal a storytelling of home between immigrants and their children. The artist unites the fleeting worlds of migrant families into a new space, materializing the redefinition of culture in a distant settlement.

Details

Date:
Saturday, October 19
Time:
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cost:
Included in Garden admission
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Venue

Queens Botanical Garden
4350 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355