Tony Donovan Featured in "On The Street," Vermont Center for Photography

"Informers Beware"
© Tony Donovan

Tony Donovan of Ivoryton Studio is featured in the Vermont Center for Photography's exhibition of street photography titled "On the Street" from March 2 to March 31, 2012.

Donovan has two photographs in the show, "Informers Beware" and "Commuters," both of which were printed by Still River Editions. Both images are from his Irish series, taken in the early 1970s during a time of great upheaval for Ireland. There is more information in an earlier blog post here about a prior exhibition of some images from the series.

There is an opening reception on Friday, March 2 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m during Brattleboro's Gallery Walk.  Vermont Center for Photography is located at 49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT.

Exhibition Highlights Creation of WCSUs New Arts Building

Stills excerpted from "Over five days in August, 2011"
© Catherine Vanaria

Connecticut Photographics' co-owner Catherine Vanaria, who is also a professor of photography at Western Connecticut State University, has a video piece in the exhibition "Groundbreaking: Looking Forward" at the university.  Her time-lapse video is comprised of stills taken at intervals during the demolition of the former Roberts Avenue School located on the downtown campus.

The collection of works by WCSU students, alumni and faculty, will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Thursday, Oct. 20, through Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Higgins Gallery in Room 101 of the Higgins Hall Annex on the university's Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. There will be an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20. The exhibition and reception will be free and open to the public.

The official groundbreaking ceremony took place on Monday, October 17, and included the participation of WCSU's fine and performing arts departments, Connecticut's Governor Dannel Malloy, Mayor Mark Boughton, former governor and local resident M. Jodi Rell, and other honored guests and attendees. For more information about the building project: WCSU Visual and Performing Arts Center

Tony Donovan's Saw Mill Photographs at the Essex Art Association

© Tony Donovan
Photographer and client Tony Donovan's black and white photographs from his saw mill series are featured at the Essex Art Association's Exit Gallery, located at 10 North Main St., Essex, Connecticut from July 29 until August 20, 2011. There will be an artist's reception on Friday, July 29, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tony Donovan's photographs are an intimate look at the way of life centered around the family-run sawmill at which he worked in preparation for making a film around 1973.  The images are both lyrical and graphic, and have one foot rooted in journalism and the other in fine art. There is more information about the origin of the images here.

His prints combine the artistry of film photography with the new technology of archival fine art digital (giclee) printmaking.

IMAGES 2011: Bill Eppridge Retrospective and Juried Photography Exhibition

© Bill Eppridge
The Farifield Museum and History Center is hosting a Bill Eppridge photography retrospective and juried photography exhibition, IMAGES 2011. Mark Savoia, co-owner of Still River Editions and Connecticut Photographics was chosen for his photograph "Stay in Line". The jurors were Bill Eppridge, Stephen Wilkes, Thomas Mezzanotte and Adrienne Aurichio.

Bill Eppridge is a photojournalist and author with a long career at LIFE magazine and Sports Illustrated. He covered RFK from his early campaign days until his death, the Civil Rights movement, the Beatles' first visit to North America, and many other stories in sports, music, and social issues. Eppridge has written several books, including the most recent, A Time It Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties. His bio is here.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 there will be a fundraising preview gala from 6-8:30 pm. Tickets are required, and all proceeds benefit the museum's education programs.

There is a members and artists reception Sunday, May 1 from 2-4 pm. Awards will be presented for the juried show. Free.

Bill Eppridge will be giving a talk "The Man with a Camera: a Night with Bill Eppridge" Thursday, May 19 7-9 pm, $8 admission, members and students $5

The Fairfield Museum and History Center is located at 370 Beach Rd. Fairfield, CT 06824

Inger Schoelkopf: Spectra opening Sunday, November 14, 2010, also PWP Honorable Mention

© Inger Schoelkopf
Photographer Inger Schoelkopf's giclée of her black-and-white film photograph titled "Control" was selected to be in the juried Spectra National Photography Triennial at Silvermine Guild Gallery 1037 Silvermine Road New Canaan, CT. There will be an opening Sun 14th 2-4 pm, and the exhibit will remain up until December 23.
© Inger Schoelkopf

Also of note: Schoelkopf's color photograph, titled "Marriage", received Honorable Mention in the 35th Annual Professional Women Photographers exhibition. It will be up on their online gallery for 6 months. Schoelkopf says she felt honored to be included because one of the judges was Elinor Carucci, one of her favorite contemporary photographers.

Schoelopf brings out a kind of tenderness in her often edgy subjects--she sees beauty in uncommon places. There is a gallery of Schoelkopf's images here on the website of Vision Access Photo Collective, of which she is a member.


Three Photographers: Mark Savoia, Catherine Vanaria and Lys Guillorn at City Wide Open Studios New Haven: Sept. 25-26.

© Catherine Vanaria
The three of us at Connecticut Photographics/Still River Editions will be sharing a gallery space at City Wide Open Studios New Haven this weekend.
Sat. 9/25 12-5pm and Sun. 9/26 from 12-5 pm
Three Photographers from Still River Editions: Mark Savoia, Catherine Vanaria, and Lys Guillorn at Erector Square, 315 Peck St. New Haven, CT Building 2, 3d Floor, Unit 1

There is an opening reception Friday night from 5-8 at Artspace New Haven in which Mark and I will have one piece each, but the bulk of the show is during the weekend at Erector Square. I'll be going to the opening.

Other folks we know are participating include: Keith Johnson, Phyllis Crowley, Tom Peterson, and kHyal™ and Karl Heine from DesignerGrill, Joan Fitzsimmons, Valerie Richardson (WPKN DJ), and Lisa Nichols. We're sharing a space with painter Zachary Keeting.

We'll be bringing traditional and digital prints of our own work. I chose to work a bit bigger than I have been lately, and had Mark print some 20"x36" carbon pigment inkjet prints of black and white film double exposures. Mark is bringing black and white carbon prints that recently were exhibited at NESOP that show off his sense of humor and eye for irony. He might also have a 13-foot-long triptych in the works. Cathy is bringing some of her intimate portraits made with the 8"x10" camera currently residing about 12 feet away from me, like a lone dancer in the middle of the lab.

It's free, so if you feel like having a New Haven day trip to see some interesting art of all varieties and qualities, please come over and say hello. We're looking forward to meeting our fellow artists and jumping in the fray.

Be well,
A view of our space before the start on Saturday

Photography of Hoopfest 2010: Tony Donovan at The Buttonwood Tree Gallery

© Tony Donovan

Photographer Tony Donovan will be exhibiting his basketball photography at the Buttonwood Tree Gallery, 605 Main St., Middletown., CT. An opening reception will be held Sunday, September 12, 3-5 pm.

A quote from Tony Donovan from the Buttonwood Tree's website: "Photographs from the basketball games at this summer’s Hoopfest 2010which were held at the Ray Barnes Memorial Courts on the ground of CT Valley Hospital, in Middletown.All sport is spirited, I suppose that’s why we love it. And for me, basketball has always seemed the most intense and dramatic of our games. My goal with these pictures has been to record some of the drama, effort, the cleverness and grace played out in the games at Hoopfest.

It is these elements of character and skill that I wanted to record. (Tony Donovan, July 2010)" "

Cliff Abrams in Juxtapositions at Flinn Gallery, Greenwich

© Cliff Abrams

Photographer Cliff Abrams will be among Greenwich Art Society members whose work is on display in a juried exhibition at the Flinn Gallery from July 30 to Aug. 22 with a reception held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 30. The judge of the show is Neil Watson, executive director of the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, N.Y.

The Flinn Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the Greenwich Library, 101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut.


Jim Rohan featured on Holga Jen

"Vernal Pool"
©Jim Rohan

Jim Rohan's beautiful black-and-white Holga images were profiled on the blog, Holga Jen, earlier this week.

Rohan uses the Holga to balance out his work of painstaking exactitude as a digital printmaker. His technical and professional experience in photography and printmaking inform his artistic choices, but he has found the Holga is particularly well-suited to capture a certain type of visual magic occuring constantly in front of our eyes, that sometimes goes unnoticed. Now Rohan carries at least one of his plastic cameras wherever he goes.

The recent surge in the popularity of film and lower-tech cameras like the Holga are proof that art is in the eye of the creator; it doesn't take a lot of fancy, new digital gear to create beautiful images. Someone with a great eye, like Rohan, could use anything at his disposal.

More images from Jim can be found on his Flickr stream.


Catherine Vanaria exhibiting at Images 2010 29th annual photo exhibition

Our very own Catherine Vanaria has been accepted into the 2010 Images 29th Annual Photo Exhibition. Held at Guilford Arts Center in Guilford, CT. This is the 4th time she has been picked for this prestigious show. She will be exhibiting two of her current series of large format black and white portraits. Opening reception and awards ceremonies takes place February 7th, 3-5pm.

Directions to Guilford Art Center's Mill Gallery : I-95 to Exit 58 Guilford, go north on Route 77 for 200 yards. Turn right into the center. The gallery is the yellow building. The exhibition will be shown February 8th through February 27th, 12-4pm daily.


Lys Guillorn on HolgaJen's blog

"Arm's Length"
©Lys Guillorn

Today one of Lys Guillorn's photos was featured on HolgaJen's site in a roundup of Etsy items related to the Holga. If you haven't been on Etsy before, it's a way for users to sell and buy fine art and handcrafted items, as well as vintage goods, and supplies. The Holga is a plastic 120 film camera with a plastic lens known for its quirky ability to lend a dreamlike quality to an image. Though there's a bit of a toy camera craze right now, Lys has been using the same Holga for the last 11 years, covered in electrical tape.