Nature’s Design: Color Not Required

On display July 6 – August 20
Reception: Saturday July 9th from 2-4pm

Michael Weishan, artist of the upcoming gallery exhibit at Art’s Cafe, is a Western New York-based nature, landscape, and fine art photographer who respects and values the diversity in nature. He enjoys interpreting the patterns and textures that he sees in the chaos of nature. He is also interested in the design of architectural features, especially if a natural element is present. He strives to create images that evoke similar feelings for the viewer that he had when taking the photograph.

He writes, “I have an affinity for experiencing and photographing nature, creating images of my sensual experience from the colors, visual patterns, abstractions, movements and interactions in nature’s often chaotic universe.”

Weishan became interested in photography during high school after serving as the photographer for the school newspaper, and further developed his interest after military service. He volunteers as a photo archivist at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute.

Weishan’s upcoming gallery show, Nature’s Design: Color Not Required eliminates distractions and allows the viewer to focus on the forms, tones, and texture of the black and white images.

Nature’s Design: Color Not Required is presented by Springville Center for the Arts and will be on display at Art’s Cafe from July 6th through August 20th . The Cafe is open Wednesday through Saturday at 9am.

The public is welcome to enjoy complimentary refreshments and conversation with Weishan at an artist’s reception on Saturday, July 9th from 2-4pm at Art’s Cafe, located at 5 East Main Street in Springville.