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Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 8 July 28, 2008
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Welcome to the eighth issue of the Image City Photography Gallery newsletter. Each month you'll find the latest news from the Gallery as well as regular features related to our world of photography.

In This Issue
Current Show: "Shape & Shadow"
Peter Marr's Picks from the Current Show
Our East Gallery features the Work of Betsy Phillips
Silent Auction at Image City
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip
My Image ... by Dan Neuberger
Exhibit at 1600 East Avenue
Calendar of Upcoming Events at Image City
"Shape & Shadow" by Bruce Elling

Runs Through August 10

Cubes by Bruce Elling
Bruce Elling is our featured photographer for the current exhibit titled "Shape and Shadow". Peter Marr described Bruce's exhibit as "a scintillating exhibition by an artist who dramatically blends bold shapes, vibrant colors, and strong visual design and contrast, into truly powerful, thought provoking images." With a a Masters Degree in Art Education from Nazareth College, Bruce has taught art and photography at Pittsford Sutherland High School for 25-years. He regularly challenges his students to "find a picture"; his selection of photographs follows that challenge with images found predominantly in Rochester.
In addition to Bruce's exhibit, guest photographers for the show include Christine Heusner, Mike Kidulich, Lynne Littlefield, Rick Mearns, Bob Melnyk, and Steve Tryon. The gallery's Artists-in-Residence, Gil, Maker, Jim Patton, and David Perlman and Gallery Partners Daniel P. Crozet, Dan Neuberger, Betsy Philips, Gary and Phyllis Thompson, Sheridan Vincent, and George Wallace bring a total of 17 photographers together in another show of exceptional photography.
Click here for details of the show and here to see some photographs in the exhibit. Click here for photos taken by Steve Tryon during the Artists' Reception.
Picks of the Show
Peter MarrPeter Marr Picks Three Favorites from the Current Show

Each show Peter Marr makes his "picks" from the photographs shown by the featured photographer and the guest photographers in the show. Peter chose Bruce Elling's photograph Millennium Park II "for the extremely strong graphic architectural design". The photograph was taken in Chicago. Lynne Littlefield's "Jack Russell Terrier Family" was another pick, with Peter noting that "it shows a magical moment". Peter's third pick was "Crabapple #1 by Mike Kidulich "showing us how exquisite nature can be."  Peter is an expert judge in both local and international photographic competitions and for each of his "picks" Peter has written an insightful comment about each of the selected photographs. Click here to see Peter's Picks and to read his comments.
In the East Gallery
Featuring the Work of Gallery Partner, Betsy Phillips 
 Santa Fe Buffalo by Betsy Phillips
Betsy Phillips, gallery partner, is the featured photographer in the East Gallery exhibit; she comments that "the images in this grouping are part of a larger, ongoing body of work called 'Time Passages', which explores the transient nature of time through the effect of time on man-made surfaces.This work explores and isolates the relationships in which images have been "created" by a series of events and discovered by an eye attuned not only to the beauty of the colors and compositional relationships, but to the beauty of the process. The result is a series of "non-photos"  - abstract paintings -  of an event - that "event" being the passage of time. The photographs themselves are a product of time, some taken years ago, and, after much contemplation, only recently brought to their present state of interpretation."
Silent Auction
Features "Ancient Alley" by Betsy Phillips
 Ancient Alley by Betsy Phillips
Image City Photography Gallery is launching a monthly silent auction in which we will offer from one to five images. The highest bidder will be able to purchase the framed image plus tax at the end of the auction. The images will be available for viewing on the Image City Website, and may be bid on and seen in person at the Image City Photography Gallery at 722 University Avenue. For this month the photograph is Betsy Phillips' 11x17-inch print, "Ancient Alley," framed and matted at 18x24-inches.
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip of Month
Be Alert for the Magic Moment
Schooner and Rowboat by Gary Thompson
When taking photographs be alert for the "magic moment". If time and light allows, I try to patiently work an image to determine the best composition. During that time I take a few shots in case the light or part of the composition changes. While working the scene try to anticipate changes before they occur. Scan the sky to see if light changes are likely to happen and be aware of movement within the composition. In the case of my example image, "Schooner and the Rowboat", I had taken several images of the schooner using the rocks as foreground. Suddenly I noticed two men in a dinghy rowing out towards the schooner.  Hoping that they would actually approach the schooner, I waited until they reached a complementary position before taking the image. My images of the "schooner" with foreground rocks were actually quite good, but the image with the addition of the men in the dinghy has been one of my all time best selling prints.
To see all of Gary's Tips, click here.
My Image ... 

Angles & Planes by Dan NeubergerAngles & Planes 
by Dan Neuberger
My Image, "Angles & Planes", is currently the favorite among my images. It was taken on the incredible island of Santorini, about an hour's flight south of Athens. This volcanic island is a paradise, especially for photographers. Having said that, I think that given a half way decent camera, even a chimpanzee would come out with great pictures of that wonderfully photogenic island. Many years ago, a gallery director asked me to describe my work with one adjective....after some deep thinking (which some friends consider me incapable of ), I came up with UNCLUTTERED. Some of these so-called friends  have seen my house, and got a big kick out of this description, as near the entrance is a sign proclaiming AN UNCLUTTERED HOUSE IS A SIGN OF A MISSPENT LIFE.....  and my life has been anything but misspent !. I think what makes it so appealing to me is that it is very simple, with no extraneous elements, graphic, has a wonderful tonal scale,  good composition, nice texture, and  is black-and-white (a medium I am not as proficient in as color). This image was recently part of a Print Club of Rochester exhibit at the Arts and Cultural Council. Angles & Planes is currently exhibited at Edward Jones Financial with select works by gallery partners, just down the street from Image City at 706 University Ave.
To see a larger version of Dan's image, click here to see it and others from the online collection of the "My Image..." articles from past newsletters.
Exhibit of Photographs at 1600 East Avenue on the Club Level
Current Exhibit through September 4
Image City Photography Gallery is pleased to extend our exhibition of fine photographs at 1600 East Avenue -- a short distance from our gallery. In our second exhibition select photographs are displayed on the Club Level of the apartment community in a casual setting.  We encourage everyone to check out the wonderful new space and fine photographs presented by the Gallery Partners, Artists-in-Residence and the management at 1600 East Avenue. Non-residents of 1600 East Avenue may arrange a visit by scheduling a time with the concierge at 244-6041. Click here to see the work that is in the exhibit. If you would like to purchase a photograph contact the lease office at 1600 East Avenue directly, or call or visit Image City, where we will complete the sale. We anticipate changing the photographs at 1600 East Avenue every six weeks.
Image City Photography Gallery
August 1, 2008 First Friday Gallery Night, open until 9pm
August 10, 2008 Closing Date for Bruce Elling's "Shape & Shadow"
August 13, 2008 First Day for the next show "Reflections" by Stanislaw Goc. Click here for announcement  details of Stanslaw's show. Additional guest photographers are Josh Bulriss, Ray Kent, and Mark Whitney. 
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