Wonderful Images With a “Toy” Camera

Tom Debiec, who is the invited speaker for the LCC’s next meeting this Wednesday, June 13th at 7:00pm, writes:

“Toy cameras are simple, inexpensive film cameras.  Unlike the latest digital cameras that feature almost unlimited control to the photographer, the simplicity and design of toy cameras cause distortion, vignetting and light leaks.  These defects are embraced by the users of these cameras who are able to use them to their creative advantage.

“For the past seven years, I have been using toy cameras almost exclusively.  In this presentation, I will explore the capabilities of these cameras and expose you to the work of the photographers that love them.

“Several of  my photographs are featured in the Expanded Visions show currently taking place at the Ware Center in downtown Lancaster.  My series, “The Kruger Deception” was featured in the Lancaster Lens show at the Lancaster Museum of Art and at the Infrantree Gallery.  My photos have also been featured nationally and internationally.”

–Tom Debiec

Be there or be square (as Charles would say!)

Seeing Now: Photography Since 1960 at BMA

Through May 15th the Baltimore Museum of Art is offering an outstanding exhibit of the last fifty years of photographic art from their permanent collection. Quoting from their website:

“More than 200 provocative and compelling images showcase photography’s extraordinary development since 1960 in this gripping exhibition of moving and at times frank subjects. Seeing Now offers a striking snapshot of the world around us as seen through the eyes of more than 60 photographers—including Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Gary Winogrand, and Cindy Sherman.

“Through single photographs, works in series, film, and video, the exhibition reveals the astonishing breadth and depth of the BMA’s outstanding photography collection and presents many recent acquisitions being shown at the museum for the first time. Explore sub-cultures and expressions of the human form; natural and man-made environments; ephemeral performances and artistic projects; and the role of light and time in photography.”

While there I recommend taking the opportunity to dine at Gertrude’s, their outstanding on-site restaurant (where reservations are always a good idea.)

–Pat Cooney

FREE Web Workshop: Posing and Lighting with Bambi Cantrell

“creativeLive” has just announced the first of their 2011 “Photography Weekends.” Each Photography Weekend is a live, three-day, small-group workshop led by a well-known expert in the selected topic. While recordings of these live sessions sell for $150 you can view the entire three days FREE as they are being recorded.

The first of their 2011 workshops is “Posing and Lighting” led by Bambi Cantrell. It will be webcast live on March 18, 19, and 20. For more information and to enroll FREE to attend this LIVE workshop, visit this link.

“No Shelter” at Millersville U through 2011-03-03

No Shelter, an exhibition of recent paintings, photographs and works on paper by Lancaster-based artist Scott Wright, will be on display in Ganser Gallery, located in Ganser Library from January 18 until March 3, 2011.

On Thursday, March 3, from 5-7 p.m., the Gallery will host a talk by the artist, followed by a reception.

Ganser Gallery is located on the Millersville University campus, just off the lobby of the Ganser Library. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 12 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.; Friday, 12 – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 1 – 4 p.m. All Ganser Gallery Events are free and open to the public.

78th Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography

FREE public exhibition! February 27-March 6 2011, Arsht Hall, Wilmington DE, with docents, live music and slideshows on both Sundays.

473 photographers entered from 36 countries (1520 prints and 2043 digital images). Prints may be viewed from February 27-March 6 and there are three audio-visual shows showing the projected images on both Sundays (27 February and 6 March). There will be print docents and live music to accompany the viewing on both Sundays. Join us to see this exceptional collection of work from around the globe.

Venue: Arsht Hall
University of Delaware – Wilmington Campus,
2700 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Wilmington, DE 19807.

Sundays     12 noon to 5 pm
Weekdays     9 am to 5 pm
Saturday     Closed

1. Admission to Arsht Hall is free and there is ample free parking available.
2. There are three projected image shows each Sunday at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm.
3. The print exhibition is open on weekdays for independent viewing.

You can visit their website for additional information.

Matthew Pillsbury Lecture 2011-02-21

Photographer Matthew Pillsbury will speak to the PCA&D community on Monday, February 21 at 11 a.m.  Pillsbury is also part of the three-person exhibit “Photography After Color,” which opened at PCA&D on January 21 and continues through February 25.  You can read more about the exhibit at their gallery page.

This lecture is free and open to all.

The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is located at 204 N. Prince Street in Lancaster City.