July in the Burnett Gallery


  • JULIET SEAVER – Buddha prints
  • JOHN SHANNON – Nature Photography

Gallery Dates

  • July 3 - 29

Artists' Reception

  • Thursday, July 6, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Burnett Gallery openings are part of Amherst Arts Night Plus. (Follow Amherst Arts Night Plus on Facebook.)

Juliet Seaver's exhibition includes 24 prints of paintings, which all begin with the same Buddha silkscreen of a 5,000-year-old Tibetan woodblock. She prints, then paints over each one to represent varied moods, situations, dramas, and stories. She illustrates how beneath the surface resides our Buddha Nature: compassionate, peaceful, loving, quiet, kind.

This exhibit is dedicated primarily to nature photography. My interest in nature photography lies in understanding myself in relation to a place and how it translates into an image. This is when images come alive and become compelling. The images in my exihibit, “Light, Air, Water & Space” are local to Western Massachusetts, and were made in Amherst, Whately, Leverett, Buckland, Montague and Farley. The beauty of this area is captivating, and I experience and express it through my images. As the photographer Minor White famously said: “One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.” John Shannon