PHOTOGRAPHS AND SATELLITES
At night when we ring our prayer bowl or quietly sit outside in our well-weathered chairs, David and I love to look up to the heavens and the celestial bodies above us. Occasionally, among the clusters of sparkling stars, the clouds of swirling stardust and the steady glow of the planets, we see a bright and moving twinkle, shining too small and distant to be an airplane. We’ve found one of the 2,271 satellites currently in orbit and circling our globe.
artCentral has three satellites right here on earth. They’re satellite galleries in our very midst. You can see them all! For your viewing pleasure at Mother Road Coffee, the Carthage Library and the Atrium at Sirloin Stockade, local and regional art is shown on gallery walls and easels throughout the year.
Currently all three satellite galleries are filled with the fine photographic works of nine members of FSPE: Four State Photography Enthusiasts. FSPE is a group of like-minded folks that love to play with their cameras. They regularly meet together to share and learn about their passion, photography.
With professionalism and many hours spent gathering and preparing the three exhibits, Jane Ballard, herself a gifted photographer, serves as curator for all three of FSPE’s satellite exhibits. Each exhibit has a theme.
At the Atrium Gallery within Sirloin Stockade, the “Out of the House” collection showcases landscape photography. Some of the locations are local. Some are farther afield. Without necessarily using special equipment to portray these landscapes, the composition skills of these photography enthusiasts brilliantly shine. Featured artists for “Out of the House” include Janice Myers, Koral Martin, Danny Wilson, Noel Glenn, Debra J. Smith, Jammie Graves and Jane Ballard.
“It’s a Small World” at the Carthage Library includes the images of FSPE members who enjoy macro photography. Using special lenses, these photo artists excel in capturing their tiny subjects, which in printed form, really are bigger than life! Macro photographers showing their art in “It’s a Small World” include Janice Myers, Larry Raulston, Koral Martin, Michelle Blackford and Danny Wilson.
Showing at Mother Road Coffee on the square, “Mean Streets” celebrates everyday life with street photography showing a breadth-of-view from general street scenes to people just living life. Some are uplifting. Others tell of the grittier parts of life. Featured photographers here are Koral Martin, Jammie Graves, Danny Wilson and Jane Ballard.
Treat yourself to a satellite or two or three. Visit Mother Road Coffee, the Carthage Library and the Atrium at Sirloin Stockade and view the fine art of our talented Four State Photography Enthusiasts.
Next at Hyde House: "Dad & Daughter Dynamic Duo: Lowell & April Davis", April 7-May 14. Opening Reception: 6-8 pm, Friday, April 7.