GLENMOORE, PA — Claire Rosen will present a photographic exhibition, ‘Flora’ and open her studio at Warwick Furnace Farm on Saturday, May 14th from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, May 15th from 11 am – 5 pm to coincide with the Chester County Studio Tour (studio #32).
Local artist, Claire Rosen, will host a gallery opening featuring a collection of twenty-five floral still lifes from her series, Flora, to welcome the blooming season. The large-scale photographic work is in the classic Dutch master style of painting and is a reflection on beauty, light and darkness, transience, and metamorphosis. The work will be shown in a centuries-old barn on the historic Warwick Furnace Farm property, where Claire and her family live and run a lavender farm. Floral details can be discovered throughout the space, with live botanical installations creating a whimsical transformative experience that can be appreciated by all ages. Floral-themed outfits are encouraged and will be welcomed in a flower photo booth installation. The exhibit will open to coincide with the Chester County Studio Tour (studio #32) on Saturday, May 14th from 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday, May 15th from 11 am – 5 pm. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the exhibit and explore the artist’s studio and home, as a window into the mind of the artist.
Limited edition prints, notecard sets and Rosen’s book, Imaginarium, will be available for sale. The Warwick Furnace Farm store will also be open. In early June, there will be a companion event where children can explore miniature works installed in the woods for the woodland fairies.
This event is free and open to the public – add Claire Rosen’s studio to your Chester County Studio Tour itinerary at https://www.countystudiotour.com/Studios/CHESCO/32 – or learn more at www.claire-rosen.com.
Claire Rosen is an award-winning, internationally exhibited and collected artist whose elaborate constructions often feature animals or still-life which are evocative of classical European paintings. Though the work is rooted in traditional aesthetics, it is intended to create dialogue around contemporary issues such as the need for environmental conservation. The transportive images captivate with a fascination of the natural world. Claire was twice named to Forbes “30 under 30” for Art & Design and her work has been featured in The Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, NPR, National Geographic, Refinery29, Smithsonian Magazine, and The Washington Post. Claire speaks about the creative process around the world and her book, IMAGINARIUM: The Process Behind the Pictures covers the artistic practice of photography. Claire is a Fujifilm creator. She graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 and Bard College at Simon’s Rock in 2003.
Claire is currently restoring the historic Warwick Furnace Farm with her family in rural Chester County. The farm is located in the heart of the French Creek valley, home to the historic Warwick Furnace, built in 1737/38 by Anna Nutt & Co. The furnace manufactured the first Franklin stove and furnished armaments for George Washington’s army. The farm grows Certified Naturally Grown lavender which blooms in June and July, and is harvested, distilled and formulated on site into small-batch essential oil and floral mists, salves and soaks, as well as dried floral creations and crafts. All products are handmade and are available in the farm store.
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