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Colors of Nature: prints, photos & polymer jewelry comes to TPCC

NORTH CREEK - Sara Pearsall of Glens Falls will bring her Colors of Nature collection to Tannery Pond Community Center's (TPCC) Widlund Gallery during the month of May. She will showcase floral prints, photographs and polymer clay jewelry.

The exhibit opens on May 1 and will run through May 26, with an artist reception on Saturday, May 8 from 5 - 7 p.m. at TPCC. The reception is open to the public and free of charge.

The inspiration for this collection came from the perennial flowers of her home garden and wildflowers from the fields of Crane Mountain, according to Pearsall. Each of the fifteen flowers is the focus of a trio of art pieces that interpret the colors and textures through the different art mediums of printing inks, photography and polymer clay.

"I have worked with screen-print inks and a camera for over fifteen years and have added polymer clay to my studio work over the past seven years," said Pearsall.

Pearsall maintains a level of admiration for the beauty of the Adirondacks in all of her work.

"As a photographer and printer, my images are vibrant prints of the nature in the Adirondacks," she said. "I look for unique angles and compositions in each of my photographs found in the outside world."

Additionally, Pearsall's unique jewelry designs combine the beauty, colors and textures of the Adirondacks with the versatility of polymer clay.

"Many of those colors, textures, designs and inspiring images link the prints and jewelry pieces together for a beautiful cross of mediums," said Pearsall.

The Widlund Gallery is open Monday through Saturday and on Sundays when the "Open" flag is out. For gallery information, call 251-2421 or visit the website at www.tpcca.org.

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