Jefferson County Photography Project Exhibit
Those of you who saw my blog entry for July 10 know I have been participating in a workshop led by Benita Keller, the purpose of which is to photograph people, places, and things in Jefferson County, WV over a several month period.
The project is also designed to be done with black and white film with traditional silver prints created in a darkroom. It has been a challenge for me to get back into doing this after about 18 years since I actually made prints in a darkroom and having worked entirely in digital format for the last seven years.
We have photographed landscapes, portraits and a variety of events. For me, one of the goals was to overcome my nervousness about photographing people. Overall, I thought I have made some progress. You can see some of my “new friends” from the Jefferson County Fair in my SmugMug gallery.
We have been at work on this project for about three months now and we are having a ‘first phase’ exhibit at the South Jefferson Public Library in Summit Point, WV, opening October 4 and running throught the end of November. I will have several prints in the exhibit along with work by Benita Keller and other members of the project team including Joanna Pecha,Frank Robbins, Cindy Mason, Steve Alenskis, and Jessica Hartman.
You’re invited to a reception at the library on Sunday, October 4 from 1 to 3 pm. The library is located at 49 Church Street in Summit Point, WV.
Upcoming Exhibit at the Jean Heiler Art Gallery
I will have a solo exhibit in the Jean Heiler Art Gallery located in the Old Opera House Theatre in Charles Town, WV opening Friday evening October 23. I will be showing a selection of new architectural images including some that will be exhibited for the first time.
The exhibit coincides with the performances of the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Doubt: A Parable” which also opens on October 23. Please come in and visit on the 23rd and see an excellent dramatic presentation in the theatre.
News from the Berkeley Arts Council
Finally, I want to call your attention to the newly created Berkeley Arts Council. The Council was formed just a little over a month ago to serve the arts community in Berkeley County, WV. If you live in the Eastern Panhandle or surrounding area and would like to know what’s happening in the arts, one of the best ways to do it is to subscribe to the Berkeley Arts Bulletin.