Art opening at Still River Editions this Thursday: Keith Johnson and Mark Savoia

The Gallery at Still River Editions is having a reception for Photographs by Keith Johnson and Mark Savoia on Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St., Danbury, CT. Directions are on our website.

You may know Mark Savoia as co-owner and master printmaker at Still River Editions. Keith Johnson is a fine artist and art educator from Hamden, CT. Both Savoia and Johnson were 2010 winners of fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

Both artists have in common a keen observation of art hiding in plain sight in the everyday world, and a sense of humor.

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PhotoPlus Expo NYC is happening now

PhotoPlus Expo is starting today and runs through Saturday. The candy store of everything to do with photography. Cameras, printers, papers, lighting, books, demos, software, photo exhibits, lectures, workshops, etc. Cathy and I will be attending on Saturday looking for the latest and greatest products to make Connecticut Photographics and Still River Editions continue to offer the best prints possible. Maybe we will run into YOU!


Florence Froeder / New Fairfield Artist Tour, September 26th

© Florence Froeder

Watercolorist, painter, and client Florence Froeder is opening her studio as part of the New Fairfield Artists' Studio Tour on Saturday, September 26. There are five artists participating in the event sponsored by the Candlewood Arts Fund. Studios will be open from 1-4 pm, and afterward there will be an artists' reception from 4-5pm at Sue Newton's Barn Gallery at 82 Route 37 in New Fairfield.

Check out the above link for more details on the other artists.

If you've never gone on a studio visit before, this is a good opportunity to check out some artists, and see how they work, without having to drive to a major city. It'll be a good weekend to do that, get some apples and cider doughnuts, and see the blushing leaves.


Archive of Photojournalist Eddie Adams Donated to Briscoe Center, University of Texas at Austin

© Eddie Adams

The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at The University of Texas at Austin has received the complete photographic archive of photojournalist Eddie Adams. An exhibition of some of the many photographs will be held at the Sid Richardson Hall location. The exhibit will run through January 16, 2010 Still River Editions printed all the photographs in cooperation with Mr. Adams estate and his widow. Press release info, online gallery of images. NPPA story.


Keith Johnson to exhibit at NESOP

© Keith Johnson

Photographer and photography educator Keith Johnson will be exhibiting at New England School of Photography (NESOP) from August 24-October 2, 2009. The show is titled Extended Landscape, and features Johnson's series of constructed panoramics of both human-made and natural landscapes. NESOP is located at 537 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts. There is an opening reception Thursday, August 27, 7-9 PM

Johnson, who was a student of both Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan at RISD, also has two shows coming up in September. Details on those in a couple of weeks.


Nancy Lasar in two Litchfield County exhibitions

© Nancy Lasar

Nancy Lasar, from Washington Depot, Connecticut, often utilizes new technologies along with traditional printmaking in her unique, multi-layered images.

She and Inga-Britta Mills are in the exhibition "Inscripted Earth: An Exhibition of Prints and Paperworks" at Minor Memorial Library, 23 South St., Roxbury, CT from July 25 to September 9. There is a reception on Saturday, July 25 from 2-4 pm.

Also from July 25-August 23 she is exhibiting with her brother John Davis and Stephan Fowlkes at New Arts Gallery, 513 Maple St. Litchfield, CT. There will be an artists' reception from 3-6 pm on Saturday, July 25.

So if you time it right, you can go to both exhibition openings. Sounds like an ideal afternoon to me.


A few snaps from the opening at New Arts Gallery
Photo © Mark Savoia

Tom Peterson in new members show at City Gallery, New Haven

Client Tom Peterson and printmaker Amy Arledge are featured in the new members' show called "Juxtapositions" at City Gallery in New Haven. There will be an artists' reception Saturday, July 11, 3-6 pm. City Gallery is located at 994 State St. New Haven, CT.Peterson, from Hamden, photographs the local urban landscape for its shapes and colors, not just its familiar sites. I will admit--there is some fun in trying to figure out where some of the photos were taken.


Added 7/13--Mark took some photos at the opening... and here they are:

Photo © Mark Savoia

Photo © Mark Savoia

Photo © Mark Savoia