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Nicolay Memorial Lecture: Claire Takacs

  • March 22, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • 101

Sunday, March 22, 2020

CANCELLED - Claire Takacs - Exquisite Beauty: A New Way of Seeing Gardens

Sorry - this event has been CANCELLED

NPA is thrilled to announce our 2020 Nicolay Memorial Lecture will feature renowned garden photographer Claire Takacs. Her stunning photographic presentation is not-to-be missed.

 Claire Takacs is an Australian photographer who loves to capture the beauty and essence of gardens and landscapes around the world, particularly while working with light. She sees gardens often as works of art and believes in their ever-increasing importance in our daily lives. Her work is widely published in magazines internationally and she is a regular contributor to Gardens Illustrated. She’s won many prestigious photography awards.

Her first solo book, Dreamscapes, chronicling 70 of her favorite gardens, was published in 2017, and her second book, Australian Dreamscapes, in 2018. Last year she documented Dan Hinkley’s garden for the forthcoming book, The Gardens at Windcliff. She divides her time between Australia, Europe and the US.

Dan Hinkley said this about Claire:

“I have had the pleasure of working with numerous, extremely talented garden photographers over many years, but Claire Takacs sets herself apart by possessing an intuition of the gardener's intent. That she so adroitly captures a garden at precisely the right moment reveals the artist behind the camera; that she so handsomely apprehends the imagined dreams carved by shovel and sweat exposes the gardener behind the artist.“

Noon - Doors open & Plant Sale Begins

1 pm - Lecture begins

NPA members $5 / Non-members $20

Nicolay Memorial lecture ADVANCED TICKETS for NPA members only - limit ONE ticket per member except for Household Memberships - who can also purchase one 'guest ticket' in the name of the registered second household member (sorry, no guest substitutions). Business and Public Garden membership levels can also purchase one regular and one 'guest ticket'.

NO PHYSICAL TICKETS are given - once you pay online for your tickets your name is added to our paid ticket-holder list - and you will receive an emailed payment receipt (bring receipt if desired, but it's not required for entry). When you arrive at the event, we will check your name off our paid ticket-holder list.

Contact NPA:   425-647-6004

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1034  Bellevue, WA  98009-1034

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