The Art Alliance of Idyllwild’s 2012 Artist of the Year, Kathy Harmon-Luber, is exhibiting her photography “Dress: Whispers” at Artspresso Art Gallery. Opening reception is from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The exhibit runs though August.

Of her work, Kathy said, “‘Dress: Whispers’ is all about a rare and fleeting moment of beauty, which shimmers in its enchantment, and then is forever gone …  voyeuristic in its glimpse. It is evocative of French laundry circa 1950s. It embodies the word Sfumato, Italian, referring to a certain art technique which gives a hazy, mysterious quality of gossamer thin layers.

“It’s also a wonderful metaphor for life and romance. Every image is created in the camera, in natural sunlight — no filters, no digital enhancement. Like my 2014 ‘Venice: Whispers’ series, the photographs are double exposures with a whisper of another image — painted and collaged art, handwriting, brocade patterns, flower blossoms and more.

“I am passionate about capturing imaginative — and often fleeting — images of beauty and light. I hope to share with the viewer a moment of joy or hope, a reminder of a lovely memory, a vicarious travel adventure, a dream come true, or simply a tranquil respite from the stress and angst of everyday life.”

Kathy’s photography has been exhibited at the Directors Guild of America (Los Angeles); Patricia Corriea Gallery (Santa Monica); David Lawrence Gallery (Beverly Hills); Gallery 825/Los Angeles Art Association (Los Angeles); Palm Springs Desert Museum; San Bernardino Museum of Fine Art; Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery (Los Angeles); Runnels Gallery (New Mexico); Museum of Anthropology; University of Southern California History Department; Tartt Gallery (Washington, D.C.); Hollywood Digital Studios; Studio 525 (Santa Monica); Thames Gallery (Memphis, Tennessee); the California State Capitol, Rosenthal Gallery (New Mexico); Hubbard Museum (N.M.), Idyllwild Arts’ Parks Exhibition Gallery, Skye Gallery and Courtyard Gallery (Idyllwild); and many more.

Visit to view her work.