July 22| 7:30 | Rockport Opera House | Upstairs | Free and Open to the Public
Deanna Witman is a visual artist working primarily in photographic media. Artist, teacher, and explorer, she has been creating innovative work since receiving her MFA from Maine Media College. As a teacher she seeks to share her passion for learning & discovery, expression, and developing vision. Deanna’s work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally, and is held in many private collections. In 2013 her work was published in Lenscratch, BETA, and Le Journal de la Photographie, as well as an exhibition catalog for her solo exhibition Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena which includes an introduction by Dr. Alan Lightman.
Lydia Panas’ photographs have been exhibited internationally and her work is in many prominent collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago and the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego. Panas has degrees from Boston College, the School of Visual Arts and New York University/International Center of Photography. She is also the recipient of a Whitney Museum Independent Study Fellowship as well as numerous other prestigious grants and awards. Her work has been featured in many publications including the New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Photo District News and Popular Photography. Her first monograph The Mark of Abel was released in 2012 and named one of Photo District News’ Books of 2012, as well as a top coffee table book by the Daily Beast.