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Sweep of Light: Scanner Photography and the Art of Horticulture

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Mann Library, Mann Gallery
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

A collaboration between the Horticulture Section of the Cornell School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) and Mann Library, A Sweep of Light celebrates the intricate beauty of botanicals through the medium of scanner photography. Scanners can be used to produce distinctive, high-resolution images rich in both color and texture. A Sweep of Light features stunning, often large-scale works by photographer Ellen Hoverkamp, SIPS communications specialist Craig Cramer, students from Marcia Eames-Sheavly‘s course The Art of Horticulture, and Hortus Forum, Cornell’s undergraduate horticulture club.
The exhibit is available for viewing during normal library hours and is free and open to the public. A special reception will be held on Wednesday, February 21st at 4pm where guests will be able to view contributing artist Craig Cramer demonstrate his technique of botanical scanner photography. 
For more of Ellen Hoverkamp’s work:
For more of Craig Cramer ‘s work:
For more about scanning botanicals in Art of Horticulture:


Featured image is Cornus Contemplation, by Ellen Hovercamp.

A Sweep of Light is made possible by funding from the Elizabeth E. (Betty) Rowley Fund for Mann Library.  For questions or more information, please visit, call (607) 255-5406 or find us on Facebook at

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Exhibit, Exhibition


Cornell University Library, Mann Library


scanner, art, exhibit, flowers, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, photography, botany

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Jenny Leijonhufvud

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February 21, 2010

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Free and open to the public

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