Photography Exhibit Showcases Images that Endure
(Asheville, NC) Four Western North Carolina photographers have joined together to exhibit their images at The Green Sage Coffeehouse & Café locations in downtown and South Asheville (see link below for directions and hours).
The photographers Bonnie Cooper, Don McGowan, Bruce Siulinski and Rob Travis are pleased to present a collective of their work in the exhibit titled “Visual Design: Images that Endure” from January 8 – March 31. The public is invited to the artist reception on Saturday, January 25 from 7 – 9 pm at the South Asheville location at 1800 Hendersonville Road. Travis organized the exhibit and appreciates each photographer’s distinct style. “This extraordinary exhibit showcases each of the individual artist’s approach to the process of “visual design” in fine art photography. Balance, space, and visual design elements found in nature are artfully utilized in this inspiring display of creative expression. The exhibit nicely complements the décor of both venues.”
The images exhibited have a heavy emphasis on nature with a selection of landscapes and portraits of flowers and trees. In keeping with the theme of “Images that Endure” there’s also nostalgic photographs including a series of rustic cars. Today’s photographers have a wide choice of materials on which to offer their images to customers. The images on display include those on photographic paper framed under glass, canvas and metal.
Cooper resides in Asheville and has practiced photography with passion since 2000. Her images celebrate the beauty of the natural world around the country. She works as an artist, teacher and writer and assists in the EarthSong Photography Workshops and tours. McGowan, also of Asheville is a professional nature photographer. Through his photography he is “creating a connection with the earth and using my camera to express that connection; and then by extension to invite all of you to share it with me.” In addition to his fine art photography and commercial services, McGowan leads the EarthSong Photography Workshops and tours.
Siulinski studied graphic design and photography in Texas before moving to Brevard in 2004. Favorite subjects are nature and landscape images often of forests and the coastal regions of the Carolinas and Maine. He has a passion for outdoor sports – skiing, fly fishing, windsurfing and kayaking and these interests shape his photography and often provide the creative ideas behind his work.
Travis is from Transylvania County and also works as glass artist at Glass Feather Studio Gallery in Cedar Mountain, a craft that influences his photography. His photography has been featured extensively in publications throughout the area. “I photograph the majestic and the minute, all focused on capturing the spirit within. At the end of the day, I want my photography to take my viewers out there with me, on their own journey, through my art.”
Press release by Joan Van Orman of Focused Marketing
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