WINCHESTER — The Photography Atelier 22 will present an exhibit of student and faculty artwork from Sept. 10 to Sept. 28. The Atelier is a course for intermediate and advanced photographers offered by the Griffin Museum of Photography. Residents are invited to come view the photographs at the Griffin Museum, 67 Shore Road, Winchester, Massachusetts 01890.
On Thursday, Sept. 10, the public is invited to attend the artists’ opening night reception from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Griffin Museum.
Photography Atelier Instructor and Photographer Meg Birnbaum shared, “The Photography Atelier has such a long and rich history, I’m honored to be leading this workshop for emerging photographers with Amy Rindskopf assisting. The talent among the 17 members of this group show is varied and inspiring -- from our relationship with animals, landscapes, and still life arrangements, to exploding light bulbs and motherhood -- the show is very satisfying feast for the eyes and soul.”
Work by 2015 Atelier members includes:
Meredith Abenaim: The One Love Project, images exploring mothering an only child; Gregory Albertson: Terra Incognita, alternative landscapes of unexplored worlds; Amy Thompson Avishai: Long Days, Short Years, photographs of her two young daughters that explore time passing and the freedom to be; Vicki Diez-Canseco; Miren Etcheverry: Recollection, revisiting collected objects and recalling the memories they evoke;
Roger Galburt: Bulb Spirits, photographs of normal incandescent light bulbs, broken and exposed to air, quickly releasing white smoke; Jess Hauserman: Either, Or, diptychs discussing the public restroom experience through gender ideologies; Tira Khan: What Was/What Is: Remembrance of My Father, photographs layering past memories with present day landscapes;
Lee Kilpatrick: Patterns of Prosperity, a panoramic view of consumer choice in the United States; Cheryl Prevost: Abstract Elements, abstracted relationships of natural elements manifested throughout nature; Amy Rindskopf: Left Over, images from a quiet kitchen; Janet Smith: Sticks & Stones, tranquil and whimsical images of these found objects; Joseph Staska: Dream Boats-Abandoned Ships, a photo series of boats representing lost dreams;
Donna Tramontozzi: When Animals Meet, images of moments when humans and animals connect; Piet Visser: Eye of the Storm, photographs celebrating solitude and tranquility in a frantic and complicated world; Andrea Waxler: Horses, Top Hats and Old Hollywood, power, elegance, grace, and a touch of Old Hollywood; David Whitney: The Nature of Cities, images capturing interactions between natural and urban environments; Julie Williams-Krishnan: Seven-Eight, laying straight images of childhood objects.
About the class:
Photography Atelier, in its nineteenth year, is a unique portfolio-making course for emerging to advanced photographers. In addition to guidance and support in the creation of a body of work, the class prepares artists to market, exhibit, and present their work to industry professionals.
Each participant in the Atelier presents a final project in the form of a print portfolio, a photographic book or album, a slide show, or a mixed media presentation.
In every Atelier, students hang a gallery exhibition and produce work for their own pages on the Atelier website. To see the photography of present and past Atelier students and teachers, please visit www.photographyatelier.org. Instructor Meg Birnbaum will be happy to discuss the Photography Atelier at the reception on September 10th with anyone interested in joining the class.
The Griffin Museum of Photography is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12 – 4 p.m. The Museum is closed on Monday. General admission is $7 for adults and $3 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free. Admission is free to all every Thursday from 2- 4 p.m. For more information, call 781-729-1158 or visit www.griffinmuseum.org.
About the Griffin Museum:
The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: the Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world’s leading photographers; the Atelier Gallery and Griffin Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists.
For more on the Griffin Museum of Photography, visit www.griffinmuseum.org.