"Little Surprises" highlight May, 2005
photo Exhibit by Jeanette Bronson

Thirteen minutes to sunrise,
Two frames left.
One camera.

Noticing a napping moth in the desert marigold... priceless.

Always looking for "the little surprises," Jeanette Bronson is rarely without her camera and continually finds new ways to capture subjects such as flowers, footprints, or waterfalls in her lens. Most of her photography now is digital, but the Globe artist still enjoys returning to her original 35mm Minolta on occasion. During the month of May Jeanette's work was featured in our visitor center gallery.
"I've really enjoyed my digital camera, but after almost 30 years of usingthe Minolta sometimes I just want to hear the solid click of the shutter." Creative endeavors have always been encouraged in this native Arizonan's family. Beginning at a young age she was exposed to a wide variety of art forms, including drawing, painting, music and sculpture. She has continued this tradition by similarly encouraging her own children and by teaching digital photography classes for kids and adults at Globe's Gila-Pueblo Community College.
"When I first began taking photos many of them were for inspiration and research for my paintings. As I improve on my photography skills I find that I just want to frame and share them as they are." Much of Bronson's self-taught photography focuses on contrast. From a close-up view of ice on flower petals, to water drops clinging to a spider's web, to a burrowing owl's brilliant green eyes, she brings striking detail to the fore. Bronson is a member of the Cobre Valley Fine Arts Guild in Globe, with framed artwork available at the Cobre Valley Center of the Arts and during her exhibition here at the Boyce Thompson. To contact the artist, write to P.O. Box 2434,
Globe, Arizona 85502 or call 928.425.9253. She can also be reached
via email at jlbronson@gmail.com. Our exhibit remained on display in the visitor center gallery through June 3. BTA has a new Summer schedule which began May 1, and works may be seen daily during regular business hours from 6a.m. until 3 p.m. The Arboretum is an Arizona State Park and daily admission must be paid to enter the visitor center and gallery, even just to view our monthly gallery exhibit. Arboretum non-members pay daily admission of $7.50 for adults and $3 for ages 5-12. Visitors are invited to meet the artist at her reception Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Next month's gallery show at BTA will feature a wide range of works by members of the Mesa Arts League. If you'd care to review other recent gallery exhibits check out these shows from...