General News · 25th July 2015
Janet - Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery
Three Viewfinders on an Island: Steve Musial, John Preston and Richard Trueman. A very successful show opening with a large and appreciative crowd Friday night.
Richard Trueman: "Whether of people, landscapes, or things, emotions are wrapped in these glimpses of time, intended or unintended, as well as cultural-historical references and art history allusions. (Geez! I thought I was just taking a picture!)" Richard's crisp and colourful sequences of photographs well illustrates these thoughts. I particularly liked the grouping of shorebirds depicting musical notes.
John Preston: "With digital devices everyone now takes photos just as everyone breathes. But, because we breathe does not mean we have mastered "breath meditation", an art that can bring health and ultimately inner freedom. Just so, taking photographs and the art of photographing are different things. The former, more random, the latter, more studied. Just like breathing, the real difference is intention and joyful practice." John's work definitely depicts this art in his beautiful mood filled scenes and, my favourites, his water visions.
Steve rounded out this talented trio with a slide presentation of locals and local scenery. His eagle shots are particularly striking, and his talent for capturing the faces of Cortes is wonderful. Love the racoon....
Don't miss this show. Saturday and Sunday 2 to 6 pm and next weekend Friday, 6 to 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday 2 to 6 pm.