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Narratives Photography Show at Betts Gallery

Posted Sept. 01, 2012, at 10:28 p.m.
Opening night for Narratives at Betts Gallery
Opening night for Narratives at Betts Gallery

NARRATIVES Photography Exhibit Featuring the Maine Photo Alliance

Betts Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of it’s latest exhibit, NARRATIVES, featuring the Maine Photo Alliance. Reception for the artists will occur during the Friday Night Art Walk, September 7 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Maine Photo Alliance is a group of six photographers who live in Mid-coast Maine. Founded in 2009, MPA seeks to create an environment which nurtures and expands their art as well as promote fine art photography in the community.

NARRATIVES, visual short stories, was a challenging collaborative project whereby each photographer in the group began a visual narrative, and sent that image along to the next assigned photographer, who would in turn add to the visual short story. The end result was six separate narratives, each having six separate images. Included in this exhibit, each of the six artists of MPA have individual new photography work displayed in the gallery.

Members of MPA include Joseph Corrado, well-known on the Eastern seaboard for his exquisite food photography, and can be seen on covers of major food magazines; Susan Davens, an expert in historic photography, with her own eye for taking arresting landscapes and cityscapes; Susan Guthrie, whose work has been included in many juried shows in the area, including the recent photography retrospective at the Center for Maine Contemporary Arts; Terry Hire, a certified interior designer and perennial gardener whose colorful photography presents stunning surface patterns, textures and abstractions; Ann Krumrein, an artist immersed in fine art photography, has been featured in Black & White and Color photography magazines; and, Jim Nickelson, a professional fine art photographer, and digital printer, is an emerging regional artist whose numerous recent credits include exhibit at Harvard and Bates.

Maine Photo Alliance has a website www.mainephotoalliance.org which chronicles their creative growth, and seeks to encourage other artists throughout Maine. Links to individual websites are listed as well as informative photography information.

For more information about NARRATIVES, visit the exhibit which runs through the month of September at the Betts Gallery, 96 Main Street, in downtown Belfast, 338-6465 or go to www.narratives2012.com.

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