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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Photo show opens Friday at Creative Arts Workshop

Creative Arts Workshop Hilles Gallery
80 Audubon St., New Haven, (203) 562-4927
Seeing Seeing: Capturing a Moment
May 20—June 24, 2011.
Opening reception: Fri., May 20, 5:30—7:30 p.m.
Gallery talk: Wed., June 1, 12:30 p.m.

Press release

Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) presents Seeing Seeing: Capturing a Moment, a national photography exhibition that focuses on how artists see and capture the world around them. Juried by renowned science photographer Felice Frankel, Seeing Seeing features 48 artists from across the United States.

The exhibition is on view in the Workshop’s two-story Hilles Gallery from May 20 to June 24. An opening reception will be held on Fri., May 20 from 5:30—7:30 pm. In conjunction with the exhibition, a gallery talk with participating artist and CAW Photography Department Head Harold Shapiro is scheduled for Wednesday, June 1, at 12:30 p.m. The exhibition, opening and gallery talk are all free and open to the public.

The jurying process for Seeing Seeing was highly selective, with nearly 350 entries submitted by well over 100 artists. Ms. Frankel selected a wide range of images for the exhibition, emphasizing photographs that offer unique points of view. “With the proliferation of cameras of all sorts, it’s no wonder everyone sees themselves as a photographer of one form or another,” explained Ms. Frankel. “But how many of those images introduce a new way of seeing something, perhaps even something familiar?”

Creative Arts Workshop holds a juried exhibition each year to showcase the work of both emerging and established artists from around the world, reinforcing its mission of fostering creativity through participation in and appreciation of the visual arts.

The participating photographers are:
Mary Abraham (New Haven, CT), Stephanie Anestis (Hamden, CT), Marcia Babler (Libertyville, IL), Ioana Barac (Meriden, CT), Susan Bender (Branford, CT), Mike Callaghan (San Francisco, CA), Susie Cappezzone (Guilford, CT), Donald Carlson (Deep River, CT), Lauren Casselberry (Ocean Grove, NJ), Isabel Chenoweth (Hamden, CT), Van Chu (Salt Lake City, UT), Pinque Clark (Boulder, CO), Jeremy Coleman (New York, NY), Julian Davie (Hamden, CT), Dwayne Ellis (North Haven, CT), William Frucht (Danbury, CT), Justin Ginsberg (Dallas, TX), Suzanne Grella (Milford, CT), Jackie Heitchue (Madison, CT),Sharon Hirsch (New Haven, CT), Dan Hittleman (Melville, NY), Lesley Holford (Branford, CT), Clara James (Ashfield, MA), Madison Marie Johnston (San Diego, CA), Steven Lindner (Woodbridge, CT), Jim Lustenader (Bonita Springs, FL), Mica McCann (New York, NY), Bob McDermott (Wallingford, CT), Roslyn Meyer (Guilford, CT), Art Murphy (Catskill, NY), Tony Murray (Cobleskill, NY), Sean O’Brien (Milford, CT), Martha Penella (New Hartford, CT), Penny Perkins (Delmar, NY), Tom Peterson (Hamden, CT), Jan Portwood (Lititz, PA),Christopher Randall (Bridgehampton, NY), Jerry Reed (Essex, CT), Eric Rennie (Cromwell, CT), Lawrence Russ (Southport, CT), Dawn Sanford (Durham, CT), Peter Schwartz (Hamden, CT), Michael Seif (Watertown, MA), Harold Shapiro (Guilford, CT), Alan Shulik (Guilford, CT), Pam Willmer (New Milford, CT), Marjorie Wolfe (Cheshire, CT), Stefan Znosko (West Haven, CT).

Creative Arts Workshop is a non-profit community art center devoted to fostering creativity through participation in and appreciation of the visual arts, serving the Greater New Haven area since 1961. Each year, CAW offers a wide range of classes in fully equipped studios to more than 2,000 adults and 1,000 young people, and more than 30,000 people visit exhibitions in CAW’s galleries. CAW is supported by its membership, tuition, donors, arts-related fundraising events and a dedicated group of volunteers. Additional funding comes from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

(Top image: "Arctic Sun" by Roslyn Meyer. Bottom image: "Arch, Jerusalem" by Harold Shapiro.)

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