Larry Rankin, at the Brath Hughes Fine Art LLC
41 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg
7:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, March 16th
A discussion and projection of photographic images to be presented by Larry Rankin a local photographer,
Celtic mythology and contemporary Celtic and Christian spirituality embrace the metaphor of “Thin Places” and “thin place” experiences where the veil between this world and the world of the Spirit “thins” or becomes transparent, and one encounters the presence of the Sacred.
Larry has presented this program in area Churches, and the images and ideas formed the basis of an exhibit and discussion at the Chautauqua Institution in New York sponsored by the Department of Religion in 2009. Accompanied by projected images from Ireland, England, and a variety of nature and landscape subjects, Larry will share thoughts of the importance of light in photography, light as a powerful metaphor for the Sacred, and how through photography we can experience the Holy.
Larry is a retired physician from Carlisle and a nature, landscape, and fine art photographer who participates regularly in local juried group exhibits and has had solo exhibits at several locations in central Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, New York, and Vermont. His work can be found at Brath Hughes Fine Art, the Carlisle Arts Learning Center, and the Perry Council of the Arts in Newport.
Please call 717-691-1333 for reservations. Seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served. Fee $10.00.
Photographer Don Uvick
Experience the views of New York City at the exhibit entitled; “Return to Manhattan.” The witf Meda Center will be displaying the work of Don Uvick’s Manhattan photographs from August 8th through October 13th 4801 Lindle Road in Harrisburg, PA. A free wine and cheese reception will be held on Thursday, August 11th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and is open to the public.
“Return to Manhattan” is the second in a special series of work exploring New York City. It is a part of a personal project called the “The Five Boroughs Project”. This project is a compendium of images of the five boroughs; Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Over the years, Mr. Uvick has put together a portfolio which captures his special views of the city.
This exhibition overlaps the previous 2008 “First Stop Manhattan” exhibit by incorporating new images of this city that never sleeps. Images contained in this exhibit will cover the time frame of 2001 to 2011 including some taken a few months after 9/11. Since this project is a work in progress, a few samples of future boroughs; Brooklyn and
Queens will be blended into the exhibition.
Don Uvick has been active in the arts for over 25 years. As a photographer he strives to provide a variation in subject matter, which is pleasing to both the casual observer and those with a trained artistic eye. His work has been exhibited in many one person and joint shows throughout Pennsylvania including the 2011 State Museum’s “Art of the State”, the Susquehanna Art Museum, the Harrisburg Area Community College in Gettysburg and the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. He has served as an officer for various art organizations including the Harrisburg Camera Club and the Art Center School and Galleries.
Recently the jury selection for ‘The Art of the State:Pennsylvania 2011′was announced. There were 1,942 works submitted for the judges to consider and 135 were ultimately selected by the judges. The Harrisburg Camera Club is proud to announce that five club members have workss selected for this very special event. We list them here in alphabetical order: Chip Cain, Andy Hoff, Babu Rangasamy, Don Uvick and Bob Willis. The works will be on display from June 19th through September 11th 2011.
Bob Willis has also had work accepted to the Art Association of Harrisburg’s International Juried Show. He received a second place award. The opening reception is Saturday May 14th 6-9pm and the exhibition will continue through to June 16th 2011.
The next time you see one of these club members don’t forget to congratulate them on their accomplishments.
We are pleased to announce that Bob Willis, one of our members, will have a retrospective photography exhibit at the WITF Atrium. The reception will be held Friday, February 18th from 6pm to 8:30pm. The WITF Atrium is located at 4801 Lindle Road, Harrisburg. Don’t forget to mark your calendar.
In his artist’s statement Bob says, “Looking down into a 1940’s Kodak viewfinder and seeing my parents posed on a summer sidewalk with their corner store friend was a pure joy at age thirteen. Photography has continued as a true friend. It has always been there for me, providing me with challenges and personal growth. It has given me an exciting outlet from the daily routine, and introduced me through the years to many interesting people, providing me with new insights and goals.”
He has attended workshops conducted by Douglas Kirkland, George Tice, Larry Towell, and Jeff Jacobson. Bob has had numerous one person exhibits, including Penn State, Temple, Doshi and PCCA. He was awarded first place in the Art of the State: Pennsylvania juried show in 1996 and again in 2004. Also, a Judges Choice Award from WITF in 1995 and again in 1996. Also a photograph accepted for publication in the Competition Issue of The Photo Review in 2005.
Bob closes his artist’s statement with “Where I find my gratification today is where I found it as a thirteen year old, on the street.”