Bill Harbin Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage will showcase the work of Bill Harbin and the intricate detail of plants.

“Seeking Botany’s Design” opens Saturday with a reception celebrating Harbin’s work. The event will take place at Makervillage on North 5th Avenue from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature a special musical performance by acclaimed violinist Tim Reynolds.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at

The exhibit will be on display through December, with open gallery hours on Friday evenings from 4 to 6 p.m.

Harbin – the grandson of one of Harbin Clinic’s founders, William Harbin – is a retired radiologist.

The upcoming exhibit is a look at the intricate details of plants. The collection involves combining multiple layers of macro images of an isolated plant piece, such as a bloom or a seed pod, in Photoshop. The results are enlarged and detailed portraits that reveal microscopic impressions with depth that is impossible to match in a single image.

“Either blessed or cursed by a fascination with detail, I’m often dumbstruck by the tiny features and intricate patterns inherent in plant morphology. This closer observation combined with a high-resolution lens and lengthy digital processing reveals structural designs that indicate sophisticated survival strategies which have evolved over millennia — some still a mystery,” Harbin said.

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