Gallery Openings and Events

CHAW Hosts Back to the Garden by Rindy OBrien

Photo courtesy of Rindy OBrien.

Photo courtesy of Rindy OBrien.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, June 4 from 6:30pm to 8:30p

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Rindy OBrien is a photographer working in the Washington, DC area.  Her work is noted for its color, simplicity, and ability to turn ordinary scenes into extraordinary art.

Back to the Garden is a collection of garden photographs – as she says – gardens she has played in over the past few years, including Garfield Park in SE, Washington, DC. Rindy has spent years of exploring America’s wildest places, as Wilderness Society spokesperson, that help to train her eye and senses to the details of nature.

“While I love a scraggy coastline or hiking through an old growth forest, there is something calming and civilized about sitting in a garden,” Rindy says. Her photographs let us all have a chance to stop and see the roses and enjoy these tamed bits of nature.

“I drove by Garfield Park during Cherry Blossom season and kept marveling at a pair of weeping Cherry Trees at the corner of the park. When I heard heavy rains were predicted, I grabbed my camera and picnic things and rushed to the park,” says Rindy. “I like to take what Mother Nature gives us, and tweak it a little to fit my imagination.”

Other photos are captured in small detail in a lovely set of frames, found by a friend at a local tag sale.  The frames are in linen with pressed flowers created by Himalayan Cottage Industry in Nepal.  The delicate frames feature 4×6” photos of garden scenes and flowers captured by Rindy including recent photos from the Japanese Gardens in Portland, Oregon.

Her art technique begins with a Lecia camera that combines the manual old-style of shooting with digital output.  The best of both worlds she believes.  Her prints are on archival papers and ink, often produced by local art printer, Furthermore printing.

In addition to the CHAW exhibition, her garden photographs are part of three other summer shows, THE VMRC Art Exhibition in Harrisonburg, VA; the Hill Center’s Regional Juried Art Exhibition; and “Diverse Dimensions” at Harmony Hall Regional Art Center in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Rindy’s website is www.rindyobrien.com or she can be reached at [email protected] 202-247-5290.

CHAW is located at 545 Seventh St. SE. For more information about CHAW’s events and classes, please visit www.chaw.org or call (202) 547-6839

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