Thu, Apr 29 | Online Event

The Art of Water: A Virtual Artist Talk with Dr. Denise Dupras

Join Dr. Denise Dupras via Zoom for a closer look at the bodies of water she has captured through nature photography.
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The Art of Water: A Virtual Artist Talk with Dr. Denise Dupras

Time & Location

Apr 29, 7:00 PM
Online Event

About the Event

Join Dr. Denise Dupras via Zoom for a closer look at the bodies of water she has captured through nature photography.

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From the Artist:

I am a physician first, but an avid nature photographer second. It is my passion to capture the natural world with my camera. When I moved to Rochester, MN in 1983 to begin my training in medicine, I didn't have a passion for photography or nature, but when I built a home in NW Rochester in 1993, I found my vision. I started to observe the birds and creatures that ventured into my backyard and I was hooked. This led to my first photography adventure to Alaska in the late 1990s to Katmai National Park to see the Brown Bears at Brooks Falls. Overtime I have begun to appreciate not only "things with a heartbeat", but the beauty of all of nature and how water is art. Water is essential to life. We are 60% water, 71% of the earth is covered by water, we seek life on distant planets if they have signs of water, it is that critical. But how is "water art"? Come with me on this journey to explore water as art. Each snowflake, water crystalizing into an unique shape as it falls to the earth, sunlight entering a water droplet at just the right angle, refracted into a rainbow, or a still surface of water acting as a mirror are just examples of how art is or creates art. I will share images where water has created my vision of nature's art.

This Artist Talk is presented by the Rochester Art Center and Dr. Dupras in celebration of the current exhibition "We Are Water MN" and EarthFest Rochester MN. More events related to water and our natural world may be found at wearewaterrochestermn.com, and earthfestrochestermn.com.

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