From Chester Ng:
From Chester Ng:
Congratulations to the following ImageMakers for their successful entries into the 2015 Member’s Juried Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art.
The show runs July 25 thru Sept 19.
1) a work juried into the Arts Habitat’s first auction. It’s running Friday and Saturday (6/19-20) at the Sunset Center. (http://www.artshabitat.org/)
2)two (!) “Minutiae” images, juried into a national competition, “Through a Curious Lens” at the Santa Cruz Art League.
That show will run from July 10 thru August 9, 2015, at the SCAL. The reception is Saturday, July 18 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. (http://scal.org/)
3) Next, is an image juried into the Center for Photographic Art’s Member’s show, running July 25 thru Sept 19.
4)And finally, one or two images in the CPA’s annual 8 x 10 show, Sept 26 thru Nov 14.(http://photography.org)
(Remember, any ImageMakers who wants to post here can. Contact Tracy and he’ll set you up.)
Richard Murai and Mary Robinson
Photography and Mixed Media on Paper
EXHIBIT DATES: MARCH 17 – APRIL 24, 2015 (closed March 28 – April 6 for Spring Break)
LOCATION: MPC ART DEPARTMENT GALLERY, 980 FREMONT ST., MONTEREY
HOURS: TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 11:00 – 4:00 (OR BY APPOINTMENT; CALL (831) 646-3060)
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 12:30 – 2:00 PM (ARTISTS’ TALK 1:00 PM)
Photography lecture by Murai: Wednesday, March 25, 6 – 8pm in ART DEPT. Rm GA101
Printmaking lecture Robinson: Friday, March 27, 12 – 1pm in ART DEPT. Rm AS101
Photographer, Richard Murai shares his dynamic photographs of life in Bhutan. Varied in style and mood, these sepia-toned images of daily life and cultural traditions, including portraits and cityscapes, are powerfully poetic.
In his own words: “Ongoing global unrest has caused extreme uncertainty, economic hardship, and a difficult emotional time for all. We continue to confront a perplexing, irrational, and extremely precarious world situation. Reluctance to accept diverse cultural, political and religious influences both here and abroad adds to the apprehension, cynicism and confusion. Becoming sensitive to unfamiliar cultures can quell much of this anxiety and may encourage tolerance and compassion. The act of picture making adds immeasurably to my understanding of the world. And the final photographs, although worlds apart, provide a reaffirmation of the oneness of the human spirit”.
Mixed Media Printmaker Mary Robinson, an art professor from South Carolina, gives us her elegant and complex prints, all in tones of black, white and grey. Her patterns and textures weave intricate passageways for our eyes to follow. Bold as well as subtle, her mark making is calligraphic and engaging.
She tells us, “I am deeply inspired by natural forms, especially tree roots, tangled vines and human arteries. I observe complex patterns of flowing, twisting fibers, and nature’s mode of creating variety within repetition. I use similar forms in my mixed media drawings and prints to express the mix of awe, reverence and anxiety I feel living on Earth in the Twenty-First Century”.
Admission is free. MPC parking fee: $2.
(use coins or two paper dollars)
Congratulations go out to:
for their inclusion as finalists in the 2015 International Juried Exhibition at the Center for Photographic Art !
ImageMakers was well represented !
The largest ImageMakers show ever was finally hung today at the Museum of Monterey.
I grabbed a few snapshots before dragging my weary bones out the door.
The opening is Friday, Sept 12, from 5 – 7 PM. Come. Bring friends. The show will be up for four months.
Oh: remember – you are free to drag your own groups of people in; to teach; to use the auditorium. Whatever you like. You’ll have to set it up with the MoM folks yourself, not thru or with me. I’m done now that it’s hung.
Hope to see you Friday!
“Auto Erotica: an Intimate Look at the Automobile” a show of fine art photography with the subject being automobiles, will run from August 1 thru August 28th at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts.
A reception for the artists will be held Friday, August 1st from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Most of the artists showing images are members of ImageMakers.
The exhibit features more than 30 photographs from 16 local photographers exploring the sensual lines and forms of the automobile. Fascination with automobiles transcends age, gender, and environment. While today automotive manufacturers often strive for economy and efficiency, there was a time when elegance reigned. Influenced by the Art Deco movement that began in Paris in the early 1920s and propelled to prominence with the success of the International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in 1925, automakers embraced the sleek new streamlined forms and aircraft-inspired materials, creating memorable automobiles that still thrill all who see them.
The Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 11:00am – 4:00pm
The ImageMakers are pleased to present a selection of works by 41 of our members at the Museum of Monterey (on Custom House Plaza.) The show is representative of the highly individual work of each member, and displays a range of different types of images, from abstract thru landscapes and portraits.
The opening reception will be Friday, September 12, 2014 from 5 PM to 7PM, and the show will run through the first week of January, 2015.