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Photography Exhibition by Miles Lowry

Post by edfrank » Thu May 06, 2010 1:05 pm

ON DISPLAY – PHOTOGRAPHY BY MILES LOWRY
SAVANNAS IN THE VALLEY OF THE LLOYD JONESES


TALIESIN PRESERVATION, INC. TO HOST ART OPENING
AT THE FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT VISITOR CENTER, SUNDAY, JUNE 6TH, 4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

SPRING GREEN, WISCONSIN, JUNE, 2010 - Taliesin Preservation, Inc. is proud to host the photography series Savannas in the Valley of the Joneses by Miles Lowry, professional photographer from Wheaton, IL. Open to the public, the art opening will be held at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center on Sunday, June 6th, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. It will include light beverages and snacks, and a chance to meet and talk with the artist. The artist’s work will be on display through the month of July.

Miles Lowry has been traveling the Eastern US for the past seven years in search of untouched forests and savannas in an attempt to celebrate their age and complexity. His photographs have been on exhibit at the Morton Arboretum and Chicago Botanic Gardens and are held in private collections throughout the Eastern US. For more information about the artist, go to www.mileslowry.com.

Savannas in the Valley of the Joneses
by Miles Lowry

Before Frank Lloyd Wright…before the Lloyd Joneses…before Europeans settled in Wisconsin there were savannas of open-grown oak and hickory in small groves along the slopes of the hills and in the open. Prairie fires controlled their spreading.

Now, imagine a stationary satellite taking one picture of the region that stretches from Texas to lower Minnesota once every year for the past fifteen thousand years - when the last glaciers scoured North America.

As we watch the replay of this millennia-long "movie" captured from above, we see that during wet eras eastern forests crept westward. During dry periods, prairie fires kept the forests' westward advance at bay. The transition zone undulated through the centuries east and west like waves lapping on a shore.

These transition zones are savannas… regions with their own specialized plant and animal communities adapted to a wooded life in the open.

In the open, fire resistant tree species grow broad and dome-like. Their branches compete for the sun horizontally while their forest relatives fight vertically for gaps in the forest canopy. Same tree - two different worlds.

Taliesin Preservation, Inc. (TPI) will host new artists every month during the 2010 season, May – October. The building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is a beautiful space, with natural light coming in through bands of windows which run the length of the building. It is located at 5607 Cty. Hwy. C, Spring Green, WI. For more information regarding these events, please visit our website at http://www.taliesinpreservation.org.



About Taliesin® Preservation, Inc.

Taliesin® Preservation, Inc. was created to preserve the buildings, artifacts, landscape, and legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright’s home in Wisconsin. America’s premier architect and Wisconsin’s native son considered Spring Green his home and endeavored to build and create an environment both beautiful and inspirational. In partnership with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Ariz., it is the mission of Taliesin Preservation, Inc. to conserve the masterful buildings and landscape of the Taliesin Estate, and to educate the public on the man, the architect, the architecture, and the ideas.

Becky Rex
Special Events and Media Coordinator
Taliesin Preservation, Inc.
5607 Cty. Hwy. C
Spring Green, WI 53588

brex@taliesinpreservation.org
877.588.7900 ext. 221



See the ENTS website:

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/photog ... _photo.htm

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/photog ... _lowry.htm

http://www.nativetreesociety.org/photog ... avanna.htm
"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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Re: Photography Exhibition by Miles Lowry

Post by edfrank » Thu May 13, 2010 4:35 pm

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Miles commented about the differing titles as folows:
"Two shows...each a subset of their larger brothers... the folks at Taliesin (this lovely valley in SW Wisconsin with savanna individuals everywhere) want to emphasize that community, but I want to show some new forest stuff... thus the compromise"
"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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