Art Gallery

In 2007, art gallery space was added to the Community Room of the Cuba Circulating Library. This was made possible by gifts from Jim and Delores Cross, and from Dean Benham in honor of his grandchildren, Jack and Claire Benham. This space is used to highlight the works of local artists.

Now Showing...

Florescence – Photography by Ann Parker

“Florescence” is a term which describes the act, condition, or period of blooming for flowers and plants. A similar word, called “Fluorescence” is a light which produces radiant energy. In my photographic series of flowers and plants, I have incorporated these two terms to pictorially show color, light, and shadow in close-up detain of these botanical objects.

Using vintage lenses from Japan and the USSR on a digital camera, the photos produced show Impressionistic flowers and petals surrounded by light effects. The botanicals seem to move and pulsate; photographed from unique angles, the flowers represent not the thing, but the essence of the thing.

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This show is part of the 2019 Artists Among Us Program presented by The Fountain Arts Center, and its host sites.

Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with support from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered through the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.

Florescence - Photography by Ann Parker
Florescence - Photography by Ann Parker