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Flora Obscura Opening Party

  • ATAMA 5331 E Mockingbird Ln #100 Dallas, TX, 75206 United States (map)

The great outdoors is where I predominately draw my inspiration. No matter where I travel, my immediate inclination is to collect and catalog.

I am intrigued with the cataloging process, from the methods to the materials used in order to preserve and study. To me, art is all about seeing and experiencing, then internally processing to translate into a final piece.

It is gratifying to make something with my own hands and to be able to control the whole process. The transformation of raw materials into a final piece is the most rewarding feeling. I enjoy experimenting with different printing techniques to interpret and capture the wonder and detail in each specimen.

A tiny insignificant subject that is studied, then artistically rendered can suddenly seize the viewer's attention and can be looked at in a different light.

Shamsy is a native Texan who relishes her time spent outdoors amongst the natural world. She received a Fine Arts degree in Printmaking and a BA in Marketing from The University of North Texas.

She is a printmaker who loves making books, prints, and other paper goods. Her obsession with paper is prevalent in her work. In addition to being a maker, Shamsy teaches workshops in DFW and hosts print and paper related events for companies such as Fossil, Neiman Marcus, and West Elm.

She has been featured in The Dallas Morning News - "A Stamp Maker Carves Out A Career" and The North Texan - "A Lasting Impression."

Shamsy also sells her stationery and handmade books at local stores and on her website

We invite you to join us for the opening reception of Flora Obscura on Saturday, June 13th at 7PM. This is a FREE and all ages show. Free drinks will also be provided. Hope to see you all here in support!

Earlier Event: June 12
The Lollie Bombs
Later Event: June 18
UCPID Neighborhood Meeting