SAN MARINO, CALIF. – The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens will host a botanical event on Saturday, September 10 to explore the beauty and science of flowers. Titled, “Focus on Flowers,” the event will showcase the artwork of a modern-day botanical artist from Los Angeles who uses photography as his medium. Alongside the artist reception, visitors will be able to experience the extreme detail in flowers using dissection microscopes. The “Focus on Flowers” event will appeal to visitors of all ages.
The event is free by with a complementary invitation (please RSVP) and will run Saturday, September 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Botanical Center. Visitors can come and go throughout the time period.
The event showcases the artwork of author and fine art photographer David Leaser. Leaser has developed a process using sophisticated imaging techniques, including technology from NASA’s missions to Mars, which critics are calling dettagli because of the extreme detail they exhibit. In this “Focus on Flowers” event, visitors will see flowers, enormously enlarged, where you can literally see the pollen glistening on the stamens. “When you see these large canvases, you literally get a bees-eye view into the flower. You will see things you normally wouldn’t even notice, like the tiny hairs on an orchid,” Mr. Leaser said. Titled Nightflowers, Leaser’s collection launched at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show in March in New York City, this event marks the West Coast debut of the collection.
The event and artist’s reception will be held Saturday, September 10 from 1 pm to 4 pm in the Botanical Center at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens outside Pasadena in San Marino.
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About The Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at www.huntington.org.
The Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Admission on weekdays: $15 adults, $12 seniors (65+), $10 students (ages 12–18 or with full-time student I.D.), $6 youth (ages 5–11), free for children under 5. Group rate $11 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission on weekends and Monday holidays: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $10 students, $6 youth, free for children under 5. Group rate $14 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission is free to all visitors on the first Thursday of each month with advance tickets. Information: 626-405-2100 or www.huntington.org.