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Artist to Lead Gallery Tour, Cyanotype Photo Demonstration Saturday at Foosaner Education Center

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Artist Jennifer Glass will lead a gallery tour and cyanotype demonstration at the Renee Foosaner Education Center starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29.

The free event, presented in conjunction with the EGAD in Bloom garden and flower festival in downtown Eau Gallie, is open to the public.

Glass’ exhibition features life-size cyanotype imprints of vintage 1950s dresses and lingerie. It is on display through May 9 in the education center’s Frits Van Eeden Gallery.

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that creates a cyan-blue color print from a process that differs from traditional photography techniques. Using a special solution made of potassium ferricyanide and ferric ammonium citrate, the process involves spreading the solution on an absorbent media such as paper or textiles and then drying it in the dark. To print the image, an object or negative is placed on the treated medium and then exposed to ultraviolet light such as the sun, a UV lamp, or light box. The material is then rinsed in water and dried. The result is a white print on a cyan-blue background.

About the Renee Foosaner Education Center
Composed of studio and gallery space, the center is at 1520 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District. In May 2013, the Frits van Eeden Gallery was dedicated to showcase works created by area art educators. The rest of the building is used for classrooms.

Hours
The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the first Friday of every month from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

More information
Email Sara Russo, curator of education, at russos@fit.edu or call (321) 674-8923.

 

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