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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Aug 5

August 5| 7:30 | Soundstage at Maine Media Workshops | Free and Open to the Public

 

 

JOYCE MAYNARD

Joyce Maynard has been a writer of both fiction and nonfiction for over forty years—having begun her career in her teens.  Her essays and syndicated columns have been widely anthologized, and her best-selling At Home in the World, has been translated into eighteen languages.  Her novels include To Die For and Labor Day, the movie adaptation of which is due out in summer, 2013 , as is her newest novel, After Her.

Maynard performs frequently as a storyteller with The Moth in New York City, and with Porchlight in San Francisco.  Founder of the Lake Atitlan Writing Workshop, in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, and a former instructor with the Stonecoast Writing Program in Maine.

 

 

SEAN KERNAN

Sean Kernan is a photographer, writer, and teacher who came to photography from theater. He is the author of two monographs, The Secret Books (with Jorge Luis Borges) and Among Trees.

He has exhibited at galleries and museums accross the US and the world,  including: Centre Regional de la Photographie, Duchy, France; Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt; Photosynkiria, Thessaloniki, Greece; William Benton Museum; Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico; Friends of Photography (San Francisco); Wesleyan University, Connecticut; Whitney Museum (New York), and has created media performance pieces at MASS MoCA, Guggenheim Projects in New York, and Poftland Performing Arts Festival. He is currently working on a theater/dance/multimedia piece, The Drowned Man.

He has produced and directed two documentaries, The Kampala Boxing Club, about boxing in Africa, and Crow Stories, about the Crow Tribe of Montana, and contributed the concept for the CBS film, To America, and served as Associate Producer.

His photos have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, New York, Harpers, Bloomberg, Communication Arts, Graphis, Polyrama (Switzerland), Photo World (China), as well as magazines in Iran, Greece, Italy, and Switzerland, and has done a wide range of advertising work for clients such as AT&T, Amex, GE, Pratt & Whitney, Dow Jones, Harvard,  and Knoll,

He has taught and lectured at the New School/Parsons, Art Center (Pasadena), Yale Medical School, International Center for Photography, University of Texas, Wesleyan University, and has won numerous awards, most recently from the Center in Santa Fe for teaching, as well as a Doctorate  (HC) from Art Center in Pasadena. He writes and lectures about creativity, the arts and commerce, with articles in Communication Arts, Graphis, and Lenswork, among others.

Website: http://www.seankernan.com/

 
 
Sean will be teaching Creativity and the Photographer at MMW + C 

 

 

 
 
Aug 5 to Aug 30

Two Generations
Paul and John Paul
Caponigro

August 5 - 30
Reception | Tuesday, August 12, 5-6:30pm


©Paul Caponigro

The works of father and son Paul Caponigro and John Paul Caponigro are featured in the photographic exhibit "Two Generations". It will highlight the careers of the family of artists as well as changing media and practices in the fine art of photography. The juxtaposition of different media may seem startling at first. While Paul is a traditional straight shooter, John is a process artist. Yet, after careful inspection, what is more apparent are the similarities. It becomes clear that each artist's work influences the other. Both artists share a strong dedication to their craft and a deep reverence for nature.

Fine art photographer Paul Caponigro’s fifty plus year career has been an illustrious one.  He is currently regarded as one of America’s foremost landscape photographers. Born in Boston in 1932, Paul Caponigro is renowned as one of America’s most significant master photographers. Paul was captured by photography early in life and the camera quickly became a lasting vehicle for reflection and discovery in nature. When he was thirteen, he began to explore the world around him with his camera and subsequently sustained a career spanning nearly fifty years. A student of Minor White he later discovered a kindred spirit with the west coast school of photography. In 1966 he began an enduring affinity with the megalithic structures of the British Isles. Paul Caponigro has exhibited and taught throughout the United States and abroad. Recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships and three National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, Caponigro’s images will be found in most history of photography texts and contemporary art museums. His exquisite craft and intense mystical sensibility bring to light images of extraordinary wonder he describes as “dreams locked in silver”.

Paul's son, John Paul Caponigro, is one of the most prominent artists working in digital photography. His life-long study of the arts began at an early age with his family and later included undergraduate studies at Yale University. John Paul dynamically combines his background in painting with traditional and alternative photographic processes using state-of-the-art digital technology. Respected as an authority on creativity and fine art digital printing, he is a highly sought after speaker, lecturing extensively at conferences, universities, and museums, in venues as diverse as Photoshop World, MIT and TEDx. He teaches workshops globally.  John Paul’s work has been published widely in numerous periodicals and books including Art News and The Ansel Adams Guide. A contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and a columnist for the Huffington Post, he is the author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class and the DVD series R/Evolution. John Paul is a member of the Photoshop Hall of Fame, one of Canon’s Explorers of Light, an Epson Stylus Pro, and an X-Rite Coloratti. His clients include Adobe, Apple, Canon, Epson, Kodak, and Sony. His art has been exhibited internationally and purchased by numerous private and public collections including Princeton University, the Estée Lauder collection, and the Smithsonian (a collection that includes items from every media he has worked in).  His life’s work is both a call to connection with nature and a call for conscientious creative interaction with our environment during a time of rapid change.