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Eve Ticknor: water through a lens

Photographer Eve Ticknor gives attendees a look at how she captures images during the opening reception of her exhibit “Visions” at Pine Harbor Assisted Living Center in Plattsburgh.

Photographer Eve Ticknor gives attendees a look at how she captures images during the opening reception of her exhibit “Visions” at Pine Harbor Assisted Living Center in Plattsburgh. Photo by Shaun Kittle.

PLATTSBURGH — Sometimes, beauty is hidden in plain sight.

In nature, where subtleties abound in the veins of a leaf, or the ripples of a stream, their is an endless supply of imagery available to those who take the time to look a little closer.

Eve Ticknor, a self-taught photographer who has homes in both Prescott, Ontario and Essex, NY, began taking a closer look about four years ago, and what she saw reflected back to her on the surface of water soon became the focus of her work.

Ticknor’s exhibit “Visions” contains about 55 photographs and is on display through May 1 at Pine Harbor Assisted Living in Plattsburgh.

“I don’t always see it when I’m taking the photo,” Ticknor said. “But it’s always there. There are so many ways to see water.”

Some of those ways are colorful, like the wavy, bright red streaks she captured from the reflection of a catamaran.

Other ways depict moton—water as it splashes against a rock or tumbles over a spillway.

A product of getting close to her subject, many of Ticknor’s photographs look like paintings and others contain warped blotches that look like animals and aliens.

She even has a collection of photos spread out on a table in the gallery, scenes from which the close ups were taken.

Ticknor’s exhibit is part of an effort to bring art to Pine Harbor for the residents, and the public, to enjoy.

The Art at Pine Harbor exhibitions began in 2005 with the help of local artist Jackie Sabourin.

“They (Pine Harbor) contacted me when they first opened, and when I first saw the space I thought it would make a great art gallery,” Sabourin said. “Now, we try to get four artists a year to show here.”

Sabourin said Pine Harbor is always looking for new artists to display their work. Anyone interested can contact her at 561-2683, or by email at jrsabo12901@charter.net.

All of Ticknor’s work is for sale. Anyone interested can contact her at edticknor@sympatico.ca

If you go

What: Art at Pine Harbor presents “Visions” by Eve Ticknor

Where: Pine Harbor Assisted Living Center, 15 New Hampshire Rd., Plattsburgh

When: Open daily through April, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

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