Maine Media Gallery 2010 Exhibition Calendar
||June 7 – June 30, 2010
Reception Tuesday, June 8, 6:38-8pm
|Four Visions in a Different Light
||July 5 – July 25, 2010
Closing Reception Tuesday, July 20, 6:30-8pm
|The Influence of Arnold Newman||July 26 – August 14, 2010
Reception Tuesday, August 10, 6:30-8pm
|Bruce Davidson||August 16 – October 1, 2010
Reception Saturday, August 21, 2pm
|Going Forward, Looking Back:
Practicing Historic Photographic Processes in the 21st Century
|October 15 – November 19, 2010
Reception Friday, October 22, 5-8p
ROCKPORT, Maine – A dynamic season of photography exhibitions is in store at the Maine Media Gallery, which moves this spring to its brand new space in the just-renovated Shepherd Building in Rockport, Maine. Operated by the Maine Media Workshops (MMW), the school’s gallery features innovative work by alumni, staff, and faculty, including internationally renowned photographers and media artists.
Kicking off the season on June 8, an opening reception celebrates a solo exhibition of photographs by international photojournalist and longtime MMW instructor, Peter Turnley. Turnley has photographed in over 85 countries in the past two decades, his images gracing the cover of Newsweek over 40 times. A widely acclaimed street photographer who has lived in and photographed Paris since 1978, Peter leads MMW destination workshops around the world.
Opening on July 5 is a group exhibition exploring the world of infrared photography. Entitled Four Visions in a Different Light, this exhibition features work by three members of MMW’s faculty, Susan Ruddick Bloom, Jill Enfield, and Elizabeth Opalenik, and colleague Theresa Airey, who are all known for their creative work in digital manipulation, collage, and hand coloring.
In conjunction with the inaugural award of the new Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, the Maine Media Gallery hosts an exhibition entitled The Influence of Arnold Newman. Opening on July 26 with a reception on August 10, the exhibition highlights the work of several artists who were influenced by Arnold Newman during his 30 years of teaching at the Workshops, and who have since become successful photographers in their own right.
Opening on August 16 is a solo exhibition by Bruce Davidson, featuring selections from his 50-year career as one of America’s foremost photographers. The exhibition is mounted in conjunction with the publication of a three-volume retrospective edition entitled Bruce Davidson: Outside Inside.
Work created using a range of historic photographic processes is the focus of the traveling exhibition Going Forward, Looking Back, which opens on October 15. Many of the techniques featured are still taught today at MMW, and many current Workshops faculty are represented in this exhibition, including John Goodman, Tillman Crane, Brenton Hamilton, Sean Harris, Cig Harvey, and Christopher James.
Now in its 37th year, Maine Media Workshops is an international education center offering over 450 year-round workshops for photographers, filmmakers, and media artists. Programs are available for absolute beginners, serious amateurs, working professionals, and high school and college students. One-year Professional Certificate programs and a low-residency MFA degree program are also available through Maine Media College.
The Maine Media Gallery is located on the ground floor of the historic Shepherd Building at 18 Central Street in Rockport Village. For more information on programs and all free community events at the Maine Media Workshops, call 207-236-8581, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the school’s website at www.mainemedia.edu.
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