“The Blues” by Jennifer Balink

Easter Sunday (1)

Jennifer Balink Art Opening Reception

Eclectic Eye Midtown

January 8, 2016, 6-8 p.m.

Local Memphian Jennifer Balink is a writer, blogger (jennyslark.com), community engagement specialist and photographer.

Her latest series, “The Blues,” features photograph vignettes printed in cyanotype, a photographic process that dates back to 1842. All of her images were taken using the Hipstamatic app, digitally converted to negatives, and then enlarged for contact printing on archival cotton paper.

I-55 Bridge
1-55 Bridge

Jennifer’s Background
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in art and archaeology from Princeton University. While at Princeton, she studied under acclaimed American photographer Emmet Gowin and focused on 19th Century alternative printing processes.

Before returning to Memphis in 1999, she taught art in Dedham, Massachusetts and was awarded a Massachusetts Arts Council grant to create a visual history of Dedham. She currently works as vice president of donor relations for Lifeblood, Memphis’ only volunteer nonprofit blood center.

The Blues”
This series will be on display and available for purchase from January 8, 2016 until February 24, 2016. Scroll down to see some of the pieces we’ll have on display, and stop by to meet Jennifer during an opening reception on January 8, 2016.

Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art
Brooks Museum of Art