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June 15

Roadside Blooms

photographic work by

Sharon Leger Gottula

3rd Friday, June 15, 2012, 6:00–10:00 p.m.

Sharon Leger Gottula photograph

The show is open by appointment until July 6th. Call Dan Frueh at 816-510-6557 with questions or to make an appointment.
Gottula started the Roadside Blooms project in 2009 photographing in open lots, nature preserves, parks and deserted roadways. “This project grew out of a Scott Kelby photo walk. Here along with a group of about 100+ Kansas City photographers we scoured the River Market area for cool and unique images to submit to the Scott Kelby Photowalk website, kind of a “day in photos across the world” project. One of my favorite images was of some Coreopsis growing next to a parking lot in an alleyway. This sparked an interest in the Missouri and Kansas wildflowers.”
Linda Robinson, gallery director of the Center Gallery at the Midwest Center included the series in a recent juried exhibition and states:
“Upon reviewing the varied entries that we received nationwide for the Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition, a common thematic thread became evident that was on the conceptual minds of the photographers. A look at the landscape and an interpretation of how we relate to that landscape was personal to each of the artists. The series "Roadside Blooms" by Sharon Gottula rang out as an interesting and beautiful observation of finding tranquility in the most overlooked of places.”