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Huntington Botanical Gardens Hosts Special Showings for “Focus on Flowers” Photographic

by Deb Shaw

Tiger's Eye, photograph by David Leaser, © 2011, all rights reserved

Tiger's Eye, photograph by David Leaser, © 2011, all rights reserved

Director Jim Folsom and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, have offered an invitation to view a series of Special Showings for Focus on Flowers, a photographic exhibit featuring highly detailed large-scale artwork by David Leaser and Personal Nature: A Photographic Exploration of Botanicals by Mark Hanauer.

Each Special Showing pairs these remarkable exhibits with live flowers presented for microscopic examination – a fresh and enjoyable merging of floral art and science. Staff will be present to assist with microscopes and provide information on plants represented.

All Special Showings are free and will be held on the following Saturday mornings, 9:00 am -12:00 pm: 24 September 2011 1 October 2011 8 October 2011 22 October 2011 29 October 2011

For your own invitation to one of these events, please email: specifying the date you would like to come and the names of your guests. The Huntington will send you an email confirmation response. Please print out a copy of the email confirmation and bring it with you; it will be your pass to attend.

Mark Hanauer, photograph, © 2011, all rights reserved

Photograph by Mark Hanauer, © 2011, all rights reserved.

Attendance is limited, so please contact the Huntington soon.

From 12 September through 1 November, these photographic exhibits will hang in the Botanical Center, which is open with General Admission during Huntington public hours (except Sunday). Fresh flowers will only be present during the Special Showings. The Huntington is closed to the public on Tuesdays.

The Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, 626.405.2100.

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