The newsletter was extra long this month! So here is the rest of the story!
From Ron St. Jean:
An exhibit entitled "37 Photographers, 1 Model" will be on view at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts, from May 5 to June 12. There will be an opening reception May 12, 6 - 9 PM, and a dialog with several participating photographers on May 22, beginning at 3 PM. Local photographers Dick Lord and Ron St. Jean have photographs in the show.
From David Rheubottom:
Recent photographs by Linda Claff and David Rheubottom will be on display in the Daniels Room of the Hancock Town Library from May 14 through June 23. The opening reception will be Saturday, May 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 and both photographers will be available to answer questions about their work.
Linda and David work with black and white film and they use both medium- and large-format cameras. The photographs on display are all silver gelatin prints, created in their darkroom. Linda enjoys working with everyday objects, focusing in closely to render them nearly abstract, often using high contrast to dramatic effect. David’s images are mainly landscapes of New England, the Southwest, and Great Britain.
David has studied at the New England School of Photography and both he and Linda have taken classes with master photographers Bruce Barnbaum, Don Kirby, Michael Smith and Paula Chamlee. Their work has been exhibited at the Sharon Arts Center, in Exeter with the New England Society for Photographic Artists, at the Hancock Library, and other venues.
The Claff/Rheubottom collection can be viewed during regular library hours: Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; closed Friday and Sunday.
MORE SHOWS IN THE AREA
(from Sarah Flause)
Dec 12-Aug 14
Hiro Photographs, “Hiro is known for his distinctively conceived and precisely realized images across a range of subjects including fashion, portraiture, and still life…His work was known for its originality and technical innovation, with bold uses of light and color, and an elegant sense of surrealism...” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. www.mfa.org
Jan 22-Jun 5
Masterworks on Paper, including “artists such as Chuck Close, Stuart Davis, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Édouard Manet, Andy Warhol, and more,” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org
Feb 26-May 29
Edward Curtis – Selections From The North American Indian, “From 1907 to 1930, Edward Curtis (United States, 1868–1952) photographed and studied Native Americans for his monumental book project, The North American Indian…the project represents one of the most significant and comprehensive efforts of the early 20th century to document Native Americans and Native American culture.” Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Square, Portland, ME. www.portlandmuseum.org
Mar 5-May 31
A MOSAIC of Cultures to be Explored at Gallery 6 at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. The art on view in MOSAIC will include photographs of immigrants and refugees living in New Hampshire taken by Becky Field from her book “Different Roots, Common Dreams”, which came out in the Fall of 2015. Photographer David Hiley, who traveled to Haiti with a group of Seacoast, NH medical professional volunteers in coordination with the Haitian Health Foundation, will present his series of Haitian “selfies” of children and parents. “My eye was drawn to the tension I saw between wrenching poverty and the vibrancy and dignity of these children,” shared David. “Allowing the children to take selfies captured the curiosity and joy common to children everywhere.” Also on view will be photographs of children from China taken by retired pediatrician Skip Small and a glimpse into the life of a child from Japan curated by Sayaka and Seth Blewitt. Also on view will be selected dolls from the Museum’s collection of dolls from around the world. Gallery 6, 6 Washington St., Dover, NH. www.childrens-museum.org
Apr 2-Jun 5
The Hand-Painted Photographs of Charles Henry Sawyer, “Sawyer (1868-1954) worked as a photographer and photographic painter during the Golden Age of Hand-Painted Photography (1900-1940) using large wooden cameras and glass plate negatives to capture his images.” Opening reception with museum curators on April 2nd, 5-7pm. Keefe House Gallery, Woodman Museum, 15 Summer Street, Dover, NH. www.woodmanmuseum.org
Apr 2-Jun 3
Femme Fatales of the North, Rebecca Klementovich and Kristen Pobatschnig “with a series of abstract oil paintings and photographs highlighting the life and process of abstract painters in the White Mountains.” Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, Carnegie Gallery, Rochester Public Library, 65 South Main St., Rochester, NH. www.rochestermfa.org
Apr 4-May 5
Cambodia through Photographs by Barbara Bickford, “Every time I get off an airplane in Cambodia I am overwhelmed by the foreign sounds, smells, vistas and the oppressive heat. Over the years I have come to love this mysterious, flawed country. These images are an attempt to document Cambodia before modern progress will change it forever.” Opening reception with the artist April 7th 5-7pm, New Hampshire Institute of Art, 77 Amherst St, Manchester, NH. www.nhia.edu
Apr 16-May 31
Diane St. Jean – Small Abstract Paintings, NHSPA member Diane St. Jean is also a very accomplished painter with a show drawn from years of work on an extensive series of small abstracts. The Gallery in the Picker Building, accessed through the Washington Street Mill, third floor, 1 Washington Street, Dover, NH
Apr 17-Jul 3
Talented Women: Cheryle St. Onge, Julee Holcomb, Nancy Grace Horton, Susan Lirakis and Invitational Show: Claudia Rippee, David Hiley, Sarah Flause, artist reception April 17th 1-4pm, The Galleries, Camera Commons, 652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com
Apr 22-Jun 6
New Hampshire Institute of Art Student Photography Showcase, opening reception April 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm, Panopticon Gallery, 502c Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA. www.panopticongallery.com.
Photography Exhibitions at the Griffin Museum in Winchester, MA and Satellite Locations (see website for other upcoming events soon to be posted and for more details):
37 Photographers/One Model, Main Gallery, May 5th – June 12th
Molly Lamb – Ghost Stepping, Atelier Gallery, June 9th – June 26th
Rebecca Clark, Griffin Gallery, June 9th – June 26th
Klaus Enrique, At Stoneham Theatre, April 27th – July 7th
[Photo]gogues: New England, including work by Glen Scheffer and Stephen Sheffield, At Lafayette City Center, through September 2016
Griffin Museum of Photography, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA. www.griffinmuseum.org
May 1-May 31
The Eye of the Beholder, “Here the challenge is multi-level. It begins with pairing a photographer and a painter. The photographer captures an image. The painter uses this image as reference for a painted interpretation of what the photographer saw. Both works will be hung together.” Receptions first Friday of the month, 4-7pm, Seacoast Artist Association, Seacoast Artist Association, 225 Water Street, Exeter, NH, www.seacoastartist.org
May 1-Jul 3
Smartphone Photography Show in the new Studio Gallery, reception May 15th 1-4pm, The Galleries, Camera Commons, 652 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. www.cameracommons.com
May 6-Jun 4
2016 19th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA, www.newburyportart.org
May 20-Jul 1
Portrait Photography, Main Street Arts, 75 Main Street, Newfields, NH, www.mainstreetart.org
Photographs by Marianne Pernold, opening reception June 2nd, Lobby for the Arts, Provident Bank, 21 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH, www.theprovidentbank.com
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