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Agnew’s ‘Photosynthesis’ exhibit opens Friday

Mavis Agnew (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE — BluSeed Studios will host an opening reception for Mavis Agnew’s new exhibition titled “Photosynthesis” on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Agnew has been an artist, art educator and nonprofit administrator residing in Lake Placid for the last couple of decades. Her family lived in Lake Placid for a few of her elementary school years, but she planted roots in the area when she stayed on during summers and winters to compete as a luge athlete.

She began her artistic endeavors when she took a photography course on a whim in college. A full emersion in art came quickly and naturally; she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Plattsburgh State University. After graduation, she spent five years at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts before moving on to teach art. Over the years, she has participated in group and small solo shows in the Adirondacks and the Capital District, showing both photography and sculptural installations in mixed media.

For the “Photosynthesis” show and residency at BluSeed Studios, she looked to try her hand at some more functional ceramic forms and integrations between ceramics and photography.

This show will include sculptural vessels, mixed media and photography elements. Plant life is for sale from local farms including Kate Mountain Farm and Little Big Farm.

The exhibit runs through June 11 at BluSeed, 24 Cedar St.

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