"Leafing Out" by Verna Todd
“I have a thing about leaves,” says photographer Verna Todd. One of her first exhibits featured a series of dracaena leaves, and she has done more shows on leaves than on any other subject. Her approach for this exhibit is imaginative, portraying leaves in settings that play with the word leaf. She explains that, “A leaf can be a page, for example, or part of a figure of speech, as in turning over a new leaf.” Her photograph titled Belief even plays with the sound of the word. When asked what it is about leaves that draws her, she acknowledges that it is more than their beauty: “Perhaps in their cycle of seasons they make me pause to appreciate life itself.”  Todd’s studies in photography include training at the Art Institute of Chicago and The International Center of Photography in New York. She has exhibited in juried and invitational shows throughout the American West, Midwest and in Mexico and Palestine. Todd is a member of Perspective Gallery in Evanston.

"City Lines" by Howard Hart
In the city, people move through frameworks of man-made lines. The structural lines of the city can suggest trajectories for movement, enclose private moments, or imply captivity. Often without the conscious involvement of the participants, the boundaries and pathways of urban structures create temporary vignettes. Howard Hart took these photos on the streets of Chicago, Sofia, Veliko Tarnova, Brasov and Budapest. According to Hart, the series "explores the urban environment through the chance intersections of people with the dynamic and static lines of the city."

Also showing work in October are Doug Haight, Angie McMonigal, Stephen Murphy and Christopher Schneberger.

The exhibition will be on view at Perspective Gallery from October 5 thru October 29, 2017. There will be an opening reception for all the artists on Saturday, October 7, 5-7 p.m.. An artist talk is scheduled for October 19 at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
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