Atlanta Celebrates Photography

"Behind the Lens" Opens at Digital Arts Studio

The Gallery at Digital Arts Studio is featuring Behind the Lens, the annual member show for Women in Focus, during Atlanta Celebrates Photography. The show opened to a packed house this past Saturday with works by Cindy Brown, Debora Cartagena, Myrtie Cope, Bobi Dimond, Harriet Dye, Sheri Garza Pope, Jennifer Giliberto, Roth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Ellen Hayes, Jan Kapoor, Lynne Klein, Carolyn Meltzer, Carolyn Miller, Chris Mitts, Niki Murphy, Maureen Anne Petrilli, Gittel Price, Lesley Anne Price, Linda Rathke and, yours truly, Lee Anne White.

Behind the Lens runs through Saturday, November 1. Digital Arts Studio is located at 1082 Huff Road, Atlanta GA 30318. For information, call 866-352-9979.

 

Mason Murer Fine Art Presents Women in Focus XXI

Natural Arch, El Malpais National Monument, Grants, New Mexico. Photo ©2014 Lee Anne White.

Natural Arch, El Malpais National Monument, Grants, New Mexico. Photo ©2014 Lee Anne White.

It may still be September, but the month-long Atlanta Celebrates Photography, which runs throughout October, is already in full swing. Several gallery openings are being held this week, including two at Mason Murer Fine Art. One of those is the Women in Focus XXI exhibition juried by Fay Gold. Four of my black-and-white prints were selected for inclusion. The opening reception is free and open to the public, so consider dropping by during your Friday night on the town! Here are the details:

 

Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 26, 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 26, to Fri, Oct 31

Women in Focus XXI Juried by Fay Gold

Celebrating 21 years, a Women in Focus members Annual Exhibit, juried by Fay Gold. www.womeninfocusatlanta.com.

Women In Focus is a non-profit artist-initiated organization of women photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts. It was founded in 1993 by a group of women who recognized the need for a formal network of women photographers who could assist in each others' personal, professional, and artistic growth. Women In Focus has become a thriving organization whose diverse membership includes photographic artists ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals, all brought together by their passion for photography. Women In Focus values each individual member for the unique contributions that she brings to the organization and strives to provide all members with the resources that they need to thrive as artists. Women In Focus is dedicated to facilitating a forum for open dialogue regarding photography in all of its forms. Educational programs address both technical proficiency and scholarship by incorporating lectures, workshops, field trips and critiques and by covering topics related to the history and business of photography as well as the creation of images. Women In Focus engages in community activity by hosting events all around Atlanta. The scope of the group's activities is further extended past the geographical area of its home base through an Internet presence and joint projects with women photographers around the world.

Mason Murer Fine Art
199 Armour Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324  [map: Google Maps]
hours:Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 11am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 5pm

p: (404) 879-1500
web: http://www.masonmurer.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1692
ACP Listing #: 028

Seascape Exhibit Goes Up at Brenau University's North Atlanta Campus

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The tools were out, framed prints were propped against the wall and the Brenau Galleries' staff was busy at work at the University's North Atlanta campus this afternoon. They were just beginning to hang my photographs from The Mutable Sea series when I arrived. Admittedly, the space (two very long hallways, plus the main lobby) was a bit overwhelming. Even though these are large prints (30 x 30", framed), I couldn't imagine them filling that much space. But they did, and quite nicely.

The exhibit, which features 30 pieces, will be up just in time to greet students for the fall semester, which begins next Monday. Another exhibit, Local Color, with photographs by local artists fills the back hall, and paintings from the University's Permanent Art Collection finish out a fourth hallway. I love the way they have turned these common spaces into galleries that will be seen and enjoyed by students each day. 

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A joint opening reception for all of the exhibits has been scheduled in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and will be held October 10 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.  I'll be giving an artist's talk and will have signed copies of my latest book, The Mutable Sea: Reflections on Change, available. The public is invited.

Galleries Director Melissa Morgan and Galleries Manager Allison Murphy have been a pleasure to work with, as has the North Atlanta Campus Director Yarden Hixson. I'd like to thank them all for their support, encouragement and enthusiasm for this project. The exhibit will hang through the remainder of the year. Beginning January, 2014, The Mutable Sea will be available from Brenau University as a traveling exhibition.