Hello again....still here, taking photographs...
June 02, 2020 • Leave a Comment
I know I have not been the best blog poster lately. There is no special reason for this--like depression or illness, thank goodness.
It's only that life has not been exciting in photo land--no shows, no meetups, not my usual amount of personal photography, aside from my "Moments of Zen" project on FB, Instagram, and on this website.
The pandemic and lockdown continues at least for the next few weeks, but I have finished my online courses and the weather has finally started to feel like spring, so photography is increasingly on my mind.
Recently, I was invited (along with all other artists) to participate in a special virtual exhibit hosted by the John F. Peto Studio Museum, here in Island Heights (full disclosure: I am on it's board of directors). It's the #PetoMuseumFromHome and it is a call for artists in any medium in the tri-state area (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania) to feature art made in reaction to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The art images are displayed on the Instagram site of the museum. So far, the response has been great. It is proving to be an excellent way for artists to express the full range of their emotions and their talents reacting to the terrible toll of the disease that has sickened millions of Americans and killed over 100,000, so far. The exhibit is continuing until June 15th and if you are an artist in this area, you are welcome to submit. The email address for further submission info is on Instagram at @petomuseum.
My work documents, through several photographs, what the effects of the pandemic looks like in the small, historic Jersey Shore town where I live. It is a modest contribution to the growing collection of work of very talented photographers, painters, graphic designers, and others at the museum's site. Even if you do not have anything to contribute, you should check out what is already on display. It is possible that this work will be the subject of an exhibit at the Peto Museum sometime next year.
Anyway, increasingly, artists are starting to think about displaying their work in public again. Shows that have been postponed are considering or scheduling new dates. I will let you know if and when my work once again moves from my camera to a show tent near you!
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