‘Moment’ captured at Adkins Arboretum
RIDGELY — China’s strange, misty mountains and a tall cascading waterfall in Iceland greet visitors to Adkins Arboretum Visitor’s Center in “Moments”, an exhibit of large photographs by John Ruppert on view through July 29.
A reception is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25, to meet the artist and learn about his fascination with the effects of changing light, shifting atmospheres, moving water and geological forces.
When Ruppert takes a photograph, he’s not just trying to capture a beautiful scene. What interests him more is how the landscape got to be the way it was at that very moment in time. On a visit to an island in Maine, he found boulders along the water’s edge worn smooth by centuries of wave action. During an artist’s residency in Iceland, he photographed glaciers where gritty stains in the ice traced the patterns of melting water.
A full professor and former chairman of the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, Ruppert is best known for his cast-metal sculptures, including a huge aluminum pumpkin on view outside the Visitor’s Center.
For more information, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org, email email@example.com or call 410–634–2847, ext. 0.
“Sea Cave/The Iceland Project 2012–13” by John Ruppert