Photo Exhibit at Como Park Conservatory
Peter Leach, an Update Company tenant, is well known as a potter, fewer people know that he is an excellent photographer as well.
The Como Conservatory is showing a photo exhibit by Peter Leach featuring dramatic seasonal images of the Como Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden. The exhibit will open to the public on Friday, February 5. Over 40 color prints will be on display. The images portray both familiar views of the Garden and images few ever see. The Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden is open from May 1 through September 30, thus very few people have had the experience of seeing the Garden blanketed in sparkling snow. Following the Conservatory exhibit, the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee will send a selection of Leach’s photos to Nagasaki, where they will be on display in April as part of the 55th anniversary of the sister city relationship between St. Paul and Nagasaki, Japan.
On Saturday, February 6 at 11:00 AM, the public is invited to a free meet and greet with artist Peter Leach. He will be discussing his photographs & the Ordway Memorial Japanese Garden in the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s Visitor Center Auditorium. The photos will be on display February 5 –28, 10am – 4pm.