January 31, Reception, 6 – 8 p.m. at Cranbrook House, Bloomfield Hills, MI
February 1, Tour of Exhibit, 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition through February 28, 2014
Cranbrook House and Garden Auxiliary is proud to present an exhibition of Botanicals by renowned photographer Laurie Tennent. Her unique style captures several of the Cranbrook Gardens’ specimens in such exquisite detail that they blend seamlessly into the environment. Tennent’s artistic process allows spectators to almost believe they are back in the summer bloom of the gardens as they immerse themselves in the magnificence of each piece.
The work is photographic polychrome on aluminum making it weather resistant; therefore at the Winter in Bloom fund raising cocktail event, several of Laurie’s works, which surround the exterior of the house, will be illuminated and visible to guests. Laurie will attend the event. The following day she will lead a close up tour and discuss her creative process at length.
Tennent, who has exhibited nationally and internationally, received her BFA in Photography from the College of Creative Studies, which began as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts in 1906; Cranbrook founder George Booth was the Society’s first president.
Laurie is President of the Birmingham Bloomfield Cultural Council and 2013 Cultural Arts Award Recipient for her philanthropic work. She was a former President of Michigan Friends of Photography and is a member of Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. Her work has been published in Hour Detroit Home, Photo District News, Downtown Magazine, The Knot, Style and Town and Country. In addition she teaches photography and conducts workshops in metro-Detroit and has a studio in the Raildistrict of Birmingham.
Currently Laurie is represented by the Robert Kidd Gallery in Birmingham, MI. www.robertkiddgallery.com.