May’s Meeting Speaker: Jack Spencer!
Fantastic news! Our guest for the May 23rd S.N.A.P. meeting is (drum-roll) … JACK SPENCER, well known and internationally exhibited Nashville photography artist.
Nashville Scene had this to say about him: “A prolific fine art photographer who’s had over 80 solo shows and exhibited in just about every major American city, Spencer creates images both stark and lush, though nearly all share a haunting mysticism, a sense that each moment holds secrets far beyond what our narrow minds typically perceive.”
Jack doesn’t make many appearances like this, so our meeting will be a great opportunity to hear about and see his work and to meet him in person. A thousand, thousand thank you’s to David Morel for bringing Jack to our group.
Jerry Atnip Exhibit and Reception:
And…great photography continues with the opening of S.N.A.P. member, professional photographer and artist, Jerry Atnip’s exhibition “Gone South” at the Parthenon Gallery.
“[The South is] a transitory area where the past and the present exist in a familiar tandem,” Atnip’s introduction reads. “This selection of images is a collection of fleeting moments in this place. The moments between waking and sleep, moonlight and day, fogged and clear, where the exploration of transformations can reveal truth.” – NashvilleArts
Gone South will be featured at the Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue, from May 6 to August 27, with an opening reception on May 12, 6 – 8pm. An artist’s talk and reception, led by Nashville Arts’ Paul Polycarpou, will be held on June 1.
For more information, please visit www.jerryatnip.com and www.nashville.gov/Parks-and-Recreation/Parthenon.aspx
Chris Parson’s at the Copper Fox
New artist!! Chris Parsons of Tin Crown Photo, native of South Carolina, now lives in Nashville. His rekindled interest in 19th century photography dates back to his childhood days collecting old tintypes on antique outings with his mom. Working with the wet plate collodion process, Chris aims to capture the symmetry and simplicity of human subjects & the natural world using a medium embracing the beauty of imperfection.
Identity Exhibit at Chromatics 2nd Floor Gallery:
Next Thursday is the opening reception for the new exhibit at Chromatics’ 2nd Floor gallery. There are a lot of SNAP members represented, so check it out, May 18th from 6:00 – 8oopm.
Photo Workshop – Little River Canyon
Byron Jorjorian, our recent speaker sent me this announcement to pass on to you. I have participated in one of his workshops, and I can tell you it is a wonderful experience and well worth the investment.
Little River Canyon in Alabama – August 25th – 27th, 2017
Join Byron and Ron Rice as they lead your exploration in the striking landscape of Little River Canyon National Preserve. Located near Fort Payne Alabama at the southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau. No strenuous hiking required to participate.
We are excited to announce that Ron Rice will be joining us for this and many future workshops. This will enable us to make sure that everyone has easy access to instruction while we are in the field.During the workshop, we will have a critique session and then apply what we have learned to go back out and shoot as we continue to explore this beautiful national preserve.
To find out more about the Little River Canyon Workshop http://www.jorjorianpublishing.com/littlerivercanyon2017.html
Our S.N.A.P. meeting last month featured the juror for our Provence exhibit “Night”. Heather Lose is a creative director and fine art photographer who helped co-found the Nashville Community Darkroom. She discussed her selections for the exhibit and explained her process as juror.
Again, our thanks and appreciation to Emily and Wesley for their work on our exhibit.