Liz Friedman – Artist in Residence
North Gate Vineyard is pleased to announce the appointment of local artist, Liz Friedman as the program’s newest Artist-in-Residence. Liz will be hosting a public reception showing her work entitled ‘Portraits of Nature’ at North Gate Vineyard on Saturday June 4th, from 4PM to 7PM. Her show features a collection of close up photographs of flowers, insects, birds and animals. Her work will be on display through August 29th, 2016.
Liz Friedman is an avid nature lover, artist and amateur photographer who has been shooting close-up images of local flora and fauna for the past 11 years. With the advent of digital photography, Liz began stalking critters in their element at local nature preserves and botanical gardens to capture and create portraits that showcased each creature’s individual beauty. “By showcasing nature in a way that people can connect on a more personal basis,” states Liz, “I hope to inspire people to notice, appreciate, preserve and protect the natural spaces and species surrounding them.
Liz’s photos have been exhibited at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at Reston’s Lake Ann, Claude Moore Park, and Meadowlark Gardens; and calendars and holiday ornaments with her nature images were sold in the Meadowlark Gardens Gift Shop in the winter of 2008-2009. She won numerous ribbons and awards at the Claude Moore Park Expo in 2009 and took home Honorable Mention at the 2009 juried Nature Visions Photo Expo held at Meadowlark Gardens. Liz is a member of the League of Reston Artists and the Reston Photographic Society. Liz is also a Senior Group Leader in Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski, Swarovski’s home party jewelry division.
Date(s) – 06/02/2016 – 08/29/2016
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