Laura Whitesides Host’s (BFA 1971) love of nature is reflected in her new work, “Travels Near and Far” at the Lawrence Street Gallery, 22620 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI. Stop by to meet the artist at the Mid Month Reception on Friday, June 19 from 6 — 9 pm.
Enjoy wine, cheese, and crackers while viewing Laura’s mixed water media paintings and monotypes that were inspired by her recent trips.
Laura collects leaves and other objects everywhere she goes to include in her artwork. Sometimes she lays the leaves in watercolor puddles and lets the water attract to different parts of the leaf. Next, she inks and prints the leaf, and takes photographs of the resultant image. After making adjustments on the computer, she puts it away for a month or two, so she can look at it with fresh eyes and make final adjustments. Laura teaches classes in her printmaking process at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and she is one of the founding members of Lawrence Street Gallery. The show runs from June 3 – June 26. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Saturday, noon to 5, and Thursday and Friday, noon to 9pm.