“Our World” features landscape photographs by Penny Harris of Baltimore, Maryland, and opens Saturday, September 20 in the Himmelfarb Gallery at Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Penny Harris’ photographs take us to place both new and familiar, as she explores landscapes in this exhibition. During her youth Harris found inspiration in literature, music, and art, but perhaps the most profound influence on her art now is extensive travel that renews her love of earth and her fascination with human relationships.
As a child growing up adjacent to Druid Park in Baltimore, Harris felt incredibly fortunate to have a vast landscape to wander about. This landscape provided an inculcated solace for her. This first attachment to earth meant ever-growing freedom and a lasting sense of wonder that we can still observe in her photographs today. From wandering a park near her childhood home to international travels today, Harris still experiences that sense of wonder and discovery and conveys it to her viewers. Her photographs in “Our World” take us from beautiful canyons in Arizona to magical islands in New Zealand.
Artwork from the exhibit will be on sale through the Meeting Point bookstore, which is adjacent to the gallery. Visit the Himmelfarb Gallery online.
What: Our World, Photographs by Penny Harris
When: September 20 – December 13, 2014
Where: Himmelfarb Gallery, Maryland University of Integrative Health
7750 Montpelier Rd., Laurel, Md 20723
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m.– 4 p.m.
About Penny Harris
Penny Harris is a photographer and curator who exhibits internationally. Recent exhibitions include the Schindel Gallery, Freiberg, Germany, and Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, (2014) New Mexico History Museum. Her images are in collections throughout the U.S., including the Houston Museum of Fine Art; the Baltimore Museum of Art; the Chrysler Museum, the University of Maryland Library Collection; the Palace of the Governors, New Mexico; and the Donald S. Levenson Art Collection at the Sheppard Pratt Health System. In the past her work and creativity has been endorsed by the Maryland State Arts Council Awards for Individual Artists and Maryland’s Critic’s Residency Program. You can also see her work at pennyharris.com