AMSET is proud to present the next Cafe Arts show Lyne Raff- Small Worlds: The Hidden Beauty of Insects, opening Thursday, February 17, 2022. The artist reception will be on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 2-4 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.
Last spring, the Cafe Arts for Local Artists Series presented its first juried group exhibition in collaboration with the Beaumont Camera Club (BCC). The exhibition included over 20 photographs that were selected from BCC active members by a committee of Camera Club officers. Dennis Kiel, director of the Dishman Art Museum at Lamar University, selected first, second, and third place prize winners from the group exhibition. Lyne Raff won first place for her photograph Cicada and was awarded a fully funded solo exhibition in the Cafe for February 2022.
The exhibition will include 12 to 15 new photographs with a focus on macro images of insects. Raff is interested in the beauty of insect morphology and uses her lens to capture the rainbow of colors, fuzzy textures, and abstracted lines that are often overlooked on an insect's body. A majority of the works will be printed on aluminum, with a select group of images printed on hand-made paper.
Interested in joining the Beaumont Camera Club? Visit their website at https://www.beaumontcameraclub.com/ or contact the Club at BeaumontCameraClub@gmail.com.
Underwriting for this show is generously provided by Rob Clark and Jerry Thacker.
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