Studio Night – November 21, 2013

This past Thursday was another Studio Night at the Middletown Arts Center and it was probably the best yet.  In the interest of trying to provide some variety to the participants I had scheduled a different model to participate.  Initially she indicated that she was interested, but in the days approaching the event, she failed to confirm the final plans.  After I hadn’t heard from her in about 5 days, I made other arrangements.

Fortunately, Kenzie was willing and able to help out and, as usual, did an exemplary job of giving the photographers a subject to capture.  Check out some of the behind the scenes shots, and a couple of favorites of my shots.   I believe we’re going to schedule the next one for January, so be sure to let me know if you’re interested in attending!

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Reunion Exhibit Gallery Opening

We had a wonderful time at last night’s opening reception for the Middletown Arts Center’s Reunion Exhibit!  The Reunion Exhibit is an annual exhibit by the Arts Center of artists that have made a substantial impact on the center, either currently, or in the past.  Participants include instructors, benefactors and other artists of significant contribution.  This is my second showing in the exhibit.

This year, I chose to exhibit two pieces from a recent underwater figure shoot that were somewhat “mermaid” like.  One I titled “Reclining Mermaid” and the other “Mermaid Dance”.

Since there was some partial nudity in the shots, it was amusing to watch the attendees at the reception.  Most viewed the pieces like they were any other art.  Some however, were obviously uncomfortable by it.  Oddly, there was at least one other work present depicting female breasts, but it didn’t seem to cause the same reaction.  Perhaps because it was a painted work and not photography.

In any case, I was proud of the works and was honored to have them accepted for the exhibit.  Turn out at the reception was good, although I was dissapointed the model for my shots, Brittany, didn’t attend.  Here’s some more images from the event:

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