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Art walk features drawings, photographs

SARANAC LAKE - BluSeed Studios is excited to present internationally acclaimed artist Mary Sprague and photographer Jack Heinz for Saranac Lake's first 3rd Thursday Art Walk. On Thursday, June 18 the public is invited to view Mary Sprague's "Tree Drawings" and Jack Heinz's silver print photography.

The exhibit runs from June 18 through July 12 with an opening reception on June 18 from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome to visit BluSeed Studios during summer hours Tuesday through Saturday 12-5 p.m. or by appointment.

Mary Sprague is a Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History at Meramec Community College as a printer, painter and ceramic artist. After completing her Bachelor and Master of Arts at Stanford University in California, she moved with her husband and four children to the Midwest and has been immersed in the St. Louis art community for the past forty years. This exhibit will contain her latest series entitled "Tree Drawings," exquisite pen & ink drawings done between 2007 and 2008.

Jack Heinz's photographs are black and white studies of subjects ranging from barbershops decorated with taxidermy to Adirondack interiors and women wearing masks. He works with a 4" x 5" view camera, producing negatives on film. The prints are made in a darkroom, not digitally, and they are not manipulated on a computer. He says that he does not feel virtuous about this but simply prefers the older process. Heinz lives at Evanston, Illinois, and in Tupper Lake.

BluSeed Studios is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide space where artists have the opportunity to experiment, diverge, exhibit and perform; to move ideas and aesthetics forward and to share this diversity with the community. For further information please visit: bluseedstudios.org or call 891-3799.

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