October Club Meeting

Meeting Date:  October 21, 2010 – 6:30 PM

Meeting Location: Christ Presbyterian Church

Print Salon: “Urban Scapes” — Imagine all the steel and concrete are natural elements outside of the city. This challenge goes beyond cityscapes, architectural, street photography or city panoramas, here you want to find urban shape, patterns and compositions that mimic natural ones. As one person put it, “Urban Landscape photography is often gritty, it’s not always pretty and it can be quite abstract.” Here’s a good link to better understand what Urban Scapes (or Landscapes) is: http://digital-photography-school.com/photographing-urban-landscapes

Judge: Tom Fletcher

“I am a painter and sculptor.  Much of my sculpture and painting has been influenced by whimsy.  For fifteen years I spent running a toy store in St. Paul.  Toy design was a natural segue for me.  Many of my teachers in art school told me my work looked like toys.

I attended Wesleyan University where I studied child development in preparation for teaching.  I fortunately escaped the teaching profession until later in life by attending art school and shear good luck.  I studied sculpture and painting at the University of Minnesota where I studied with: Cathryn Nash, Alan Kraneing, Zig Preide, Louise Nevelson, George Morrison, Peter Bousa and Ray Hendler to name a few……….

I have shown work at the Walker Art Center and the Minnesota Museum of Art, as well as other galleries.

As I have grown older, I have developed the patience to work with students and tolerate school management.

I now spend much of my time teaching ESL, or in projects that support people new to the U.S.  This involvement has changed the way I see things, and so I am often in position of learning at least as much as I try to teach.  The involvement has strongly influenced my work.

For five years, I spent a month and a half each year teaching design in the “Magic School” >la escuela magica<.  This is an art school in the town of San Juancito, Honduras, run by Regina Aguilar.  This year, I have had the satisfaction of seeing some of my students graduate from university.  They have become teachers.

Art has become both a way of expression and a way of exploration.”

Awards in the Color Topic Category:

Awards in the Monochrome Topic Category:

Awards in the Color Open Category:

Awards in the Monochrome Open Category:

Program: Mark Lissick — “Alaska’s Great Bears”

Empowered by a life-long love of and respect for our natural world, Mark has been photographing distinct images of wildlife, landscapes and nature for over 19 years. His approach to photography is founded upon an intimate, yet practical, understanding of the natural world and photographic technology which helps him to convey his personal vision of the beauty and wonder he finds in nature.


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