On the Rivers of Florida: Lynne Buchanan’s Photographic Meditations

March 21- May 5, 2013
South Florida Museum, Bradenton

“Exploring rivers is a very meditative experience,” says Buchanan. “It helps me understand my place, as one being in the web of existence of equal value to the rest of life.

March 21- May 5, 2013
South Florida Museum, Bradenton, FL

The bodies of water on Florida’s east and west coasts are well-known attractions and frequently captured in photographs. But the beauty of Florida’s rivers – and the diversity of wildlife that the rivers attract exists almost in a state of anonymity.

Whirligig Beetles at Dusk
Whirligig Beetles at Dusk

Fine art photographer Lynne Buchanan introduces the public to the inherent beauty of Florida’s rivers and the wonderment that these natural resources provide. Her solo exhibition focuses on mysterious river-scapes and the botanical life and exotic creatures that dwell along their banks. The exhibition is curated by Matt Woodside, the Museums’ Chief Curator.

“Exploring rivers is a very meditative experience,” says Buchanan. “It helps me understand my place, as one being in the web of existence of equal value to the rest of life. Although my existence and experiences are transitory, capturing moments of genuine connection through photographs or other mementoes allows me to experience the universal aspect of life.”

“I was particularly interested in exhibiting my work at the South Florida Museum because it is a living science museum that encourages viewers to question and explore their relationship to nature, and life in general, coinciding with my goals as a fine art photographer. ”

Recent exhibitions, under the curatorship of Matt Woodside, have also integrated fine art and science. “Buchanan’s work compliments the direction of the Museum, as it captures the beauty of the natural world in a creative way that breaks boundaries and invites Museum visitors to become actively engaged in their viewing experience,” says Matt Woodside.

Lynne Buchanan’s award-winning photographs have been featured in exhibitions in Florida, including the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Galleries of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Selby Gardens and the White Heron Wellness Center in Sarasota, and the Venice Art Center. She received master’s degrees in creative writing from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and in art history/museums studies from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She also received a bachelor’s degree from New College in Sarasota, Florida. She pens a blog that features her photographs and philosophical writings.

For additional information visit www.lynnebuchanan.com

Gallery Hours:
Monday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.

201 10th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205

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