Artists Take Over Seymour Conservatory in September!

From September 5 – October 12, 2014, the Conservatory in Wright Park will become a live gallery setting for an art exhibition, “Ethnobotany: An Artists’ Study of Plants”. Read about the event here, and meet the artists below.

-3Melissa Balch was born in Washington State in 1961. She works predominantly in ceramics. Her work has been exhibited in Beijing, China, and Yeoju, South Korea. She lives and works in Tacoma, WA.

ben cobb working photo4Benjamin Cobb has always been fascinated by science and the natural world. By creating abstract, stylized versions of plant tissue and even bodily organs, he challenges viewers’ ideals of beauty. Cobb earned his BFA at the School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has worked at Haystack Mountain School for Crafts, and at Pilchuck Glass School. He is the lead glassblower at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. His work is represented by Vetri International and the William Traver Gallery.

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