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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

May 31 to Jun 17


A Keen Eye & Soft Focus:
Pictorialism Revisited

May 31 - June 17
Opening Reception | TBD
Artist Talk | TBD

About the Exhibition

A Keen Eye and Soft Focus, guest curated by Susan Danly, presents the work of Francis Orville Libby (1883-1961), one of Maine’s first art photographers, a leading pictorialist, and an early president of the Portland Camera Club alongside the work of contemporary photographers who share some of his early aesthetic concerns. For over a century -- from the turn of the 20th century to the 21st century of today -- art photography has included a range of approaches.  From detailed, sharp focus images in black and white to softly focused pictures in muted color, modern photographers have produced a wealth of images that convey mood, artful expression, and impressionistic views of our surroundings – both rural and industrial. The exhibition will highlight work by contemporary, Maine-based photographers Judy Glickman Lauder, Koichiro Kurita, Amy Parrish, Shoshannah White, David Wolfe among others, following in Libby’s footsteps.

About the Curator

Guest Curator Susan Danly served as Curator of Graphics, Photography and Contemporary Art at the Portland Museum of Art (PMA) from 2002 to 2011 before becoming Senior Curator in 2012.  Recently retired, Danly earned a doctorate in photographic history at Brown University.  Danly previously worked at the Mead Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Huntington Library and Art Gallery.  Among her numerous publications are books on the photographs of Edward Weston and Thomas Eakins, and Georgia O’Keeffe and the Photograph. At the Portland Museum of Art, she curated numerous exhibitions devoted to the art of Maine, including three Biennial exhibitions, a series of shows dealing with historical and contemporary photography in Maine, and several exhibitions of graphics from the PMA’s permanent collection.  Danly co-authored Maine Photography: A History, 1840-2015, published last year in conjunction with the Maine Photo Project.


This exhibition is co-presented by the Portland Camera Club. Click here to find out more about the club.


May 31 to Jun 20


Maine Media Workshops + College
Professional Certificate Program

at Maine Media's PhoPa Gallery in Portland, Maine
132 Washington Avenue, Portland, Maine 04101

Abigail Fox, Niko Hample, Eric Newton, Nils Tcheyan, Nina Poole

May 31 - June 10, 2017
Opening Reception | Friday, June 2, 5-7 P.M.

About the Exhibition

This exhibition features work by the 2017 graduates of the Professional Certificate Program for Visual Storytelling at Maine Media Workhops + College.

The Professional Certificate program at Maine Media Workshops + College is an interdisciplinary and immersive 30-week program in the art and craft of visual storytelling.  Students aspiring to careers as artists and working professionals in the world of media arts become fluent in multiple forms of visual media in order to effectively tell a story – whether it is one of personal expression, documentary journalism, social advocacy, or fictional narrative. The Maine Media Workshops + College Professional Certificate program is designed to graduate visual storytellers with the skills, vision, experience, and knowledge needed to build a career in the evolving field of media arts.

More images and info coming soon. 

See here for more information.