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In the Studio with Jennifer Erbe

    Sunday, June 23rd, 4 – 6pm
    Washington Street Gallery
    321 Washington Street
    Somerville, MA, 02143

    Join us for a MEMBERS ONLY Play Date with Photos hosted by photographer Jennifer Erbe

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    PRC Member Jennifer Erbe is a photographer and mixed media artist. Members are invited to her Somerville studio for an exploration of ways to use photos as inspiration for non-photographic work. After a brief studio and gallery tour, we will have time to glue, sew, cut and collage to make something new from our images. Please bring 2-4 photographs that you would like to use as source material, preferably with interesting colors or textures. Participants can work with color or B&W images. If you have test prints, extra non-precious photos or fabric bits you can bring them as material to collage with. I will provide fabric, embroidery floss and thread, and magazines for collage images.

    With a background in both science and art, Jennifer often sees the world through a dual perspective. She is attracted to both natural and industrial areas, and often explores the juxtaposition of city and nature through her work. “Mostly I make art because I am curious. I ask a lot of questions when walking around – How would this look up close? How do these things go together? My camera helps me investigate what I find, and we often act as collaborators to produce images. Recently my photographs have also served as a jumping off point, inspiring works in other media.”

    After receiving a BS in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon, Jennifer Erbe learned darkroom photography at the Art Institute of Boston and continued her art training at The Museum School, where she received her diploma in 2002. When not making art, Jennifer has recently worked as an Education Volunteer and Teacher Naturalist at Joppa Flats Education Center (Mass Audubon), and have volunteered as a citizen scientist with Earthwise Aware.