Weedy Woods and Flowers: A Exhibit



Ahh, the joys of a day job. It can keep you from other pursuits and goals, and yet feed you heartily on the way–as well as financially supporting those pursuits and goals.

For the past year and  a half, I have been building my day job life, and with this November, I am returning here to offer regular reports on my business, and on my writing blog to share new essays, poems and photography (OfTheEssenceBlog.com) which will be updated soon!  Thank you for your patience, and I look forward to sharing the walks I have been offering on a smaller scale, and exciting plans for the future.

Meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to recently–the reception is today, November 4, and the exhibit will be up all month.

Weedy Woods & Flowers:
valuing the tiny
and overlooked

Photos, Writings, Other Media
Diane Kavanaugh-Black & Carole Fults

For the month of November, 2018

William K. Sanford (Colonie) Town Library
629 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville NY

Opening Reception
Sunday, November 4, 2018
2-4 pm
Viewing hours:
Monday – Thursday 9 am to 8 pm,
Friday 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday 1 to 5 pm

Sanford Show Flyer 2

Nature Art Show in March at Emma Thacher Center


“Swizzle stick,”on the Red Belly Snowmobile Path, Partridge Run; more photos from this trail are in the Thacher Nature Center show.

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 1 to 4 pm, I invite you all to visit Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, 87 Nature Center Way, Voorheesville NY for the opening reception of their 13th annual Nature Art Show. I have three photographs in the show–come and enjoy them, at the 50 artist celebration, nestled in the center next to Thacher Lake. The opening reception includes live music and refreshments, and there are trails to walk outside near the nature center or back at John Boyd Thacher State Park (don’t miss the escarpment overlook!).

The show runs through March 25 and the Center (free admission!) is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 to 5.

Directions: If you approach from John Boyd Thacher Park on 157 (off 85/New Scotland Road), you will drive THROUGH Thacher Park, take a right on 256 (Ketcham Road), pass the small Farm Stand on the right, and soon after take a left on Nature Center Road (small sign for Nature Center), which is gravel and leads to the parking area & center.

Nature Photography Show, about Partridge Run, at Bethlehem Library

Photo in the show: "First, Center Yourself: Ox-Eye Daisy, unopened," July 2014

Photo in the show: “First, Center Yourself: Ox-Eye Daisy, unopened,” July 2014

Hello all. The project I have been concentrating on in lieu of workshops the past six months has bloomed in its first public venue.

My hiking partner Carole Fults and I are working on a series of books about the natural areas near Albany, NY, beginning with Partridge Run Wildlife Management Area in Berne.  Below find the announcement of our exhibit at Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar, NY (south of Albany). The show runs through December, in the lobby; there is also an exhibit by a local printmaker and collage artist (link to follow) in the entryway.

Since Bethlehem Library does not have accommodations for formal receptions, I will be at the library for two informal opportunities to ask questions while you look at the photos:

Sunday December 13, from 12:30 to 2:30, with a short talk at 1 pm

Tuesday December 15, from 5 to 7 pm, with a short talk at 6 pm.

Getting to Know Pickerel Ponds photo show flyer