I had the honor of judging the Photography entries for North River Art Society’s annual Festival of the Arts exhibition last night in Marshfield Hills, along with Paul Sneyd of Panopticon Imaging and Tony Decaneas of Decaneas Archive.
In a word, the whole experience was AMAZING! The work was impressive, my fellow judges were fantastic to work with, and the Society members who organized this whole event were outstanding (and very well organized)!
As a photography professor and artist, I think the arts are extremely important to the strength and growth of our society. Artists help us think outside the box, they show us a new way of seeing, and together, artist and viewer — we promote collaboration. I feel very fortunate to live in an area where I can literally walk to the nearest gallery,and believe it or not, YOU probably could too!
So, if you live near the South Shore or are looking for something to do the weekend of May 26-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) you should check out the North Shore Arts Society 36th Annual Festival of the Arts. Last year’s Festival included the work of over 300 artists, craftsmen, and performers and attracted well over 6,000 visitors. Featured events at the Festival include Juried Art & Sculpture Exhibit, Juried Photography Exhibit, Festival Art Sale, Artisan’s Sale, Festival Feature, Food Tent, Children’s Activities, Silent Auction, and a full Entertainment Schedule. A Gala Reception opens the Festival on Friday evening, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. Sounds like a whole-lot-a fun to me!! 🙂
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And since I can’t bring myself to have a blog entry that doesn’t include a picture, here are a couple I took with Instagram on my iPhone … I took it while at the Met in NYC … that’s a WHOLE ‘nother story for another blogtastic time 😉
On the left, Vermeer’s “Young Woman With a Water Pitcher” from 1662 — My photography is very influenced by Vermeer and his use of light in his paintings. And on the right, I really loved the natural spot light created by the architecture of the Met and the shadow created.
xoxo – Lindsey Rae