Burton Barr Central Library will host Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek for a presentation and discussion of their work at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the Pulliam Auditorium, 1221 N. Central Ave. The free program is part of Phoenix Public Library’s First Mondays Art Salon.
Panaro-Smith and Hajicek have created artwork collaboratively since 2004. Their work features unique botanical images that are printed using a 19th Century photographic process known as photogenic drawing.
Panaro-Smith specializes in alternative photographic processes, mixed media and artist’s books. Her photography and mixed media work have been exhibited extensively for more than 10 years. She holds a Master of Fine Art from Arizona State University. She is currently a faculty associate at Arizona State University and Scottsdale Community College.
Hajicek specializes in late 19th Century photographic printing processes. He holds a Master of Fine Art from the University of New Mexico. His work has been exhibited internationally over the last 30 years and can be found in many significant public collections, including the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House (Rochester, N.Y.).