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Click! Contemporary Responses to Photographic Masterworks comes to Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, May 6 – June 25

Vintage Photographic Masterworks at
Sharon Arts Challenge Area
Photographers to Respond. Click - Contemporary Responses to Photographic Masterworks

Opening Reception May 6th from 5-7pm.

In a ground-breaking juried exhibit, Click! Contemporary Responses to Photographic Masterworks, Sharon Arts Center challenges the region’s photographers to respond to a loaned collection of vintage masterworks by such renowned photographers as Robert Frank, Weegee, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Ansel Adams. Regional photographers will be asked to consider their work in relation to these impressive vintage works. This show gives regional photographers a unique opportunity to present their work in a broad historical and conceptual context. The end result will be an interesting mix of contemporary and vintage works that will challenge visitors to consider the history, and future of an entire medium.

Aaron Siskind, 1965 Pleasures & Terrors of Levitation #32

Aaron Siskind, 1965 Pleasures & Terrors of Levitation #32

“We have acquired a collection of work through a series of generous loans, the quality of which is scarcely seen outside major collections and museums,” said co-curators Alex Cahoon and Luke Kelly. “This is shaping up to be one of the most exciting photography shows of the year,

Dorothea Lange, 1954 Ireland, Group of Men

Dorothea Lange, 1954 Ireland, Group of Men

not just in the northeast, but arguably in the entire country. We at the Sharon Arts Center are happy to have this opportunity to present such an exemplary exhibition to such a decidedly enthusiastic and artistic community. We think people will be astounded by the amount of truly exceptional photography being created right here in the Monadnock region and its relation to masters like Adams and Weston.”

Sharon Arts Center will be hosting a series of free public programs in conjunction with the exhibit at the downtown Peterborough galleries, including:

Friday, May 6 from 5-7pm: Opening Reception- Free & Open to the Public, wine & cheese reception. (Generously sponsored by Lake Sunapee Bank.) Lake Sunapee Bank

Tuesday, May 10 from 6-7pm. Artist Talk- A lecture by Gary Samson chair of the photography department at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Gary’s lecture will focus on the historical and thematic content of the images in the exhibition.

Sunday, May 21 10am-2pm- Children & the Arts Festival- Free Activities in the Gallery: A day of engaging photographic activities appropriate for ages 6+ is planned including photocopy transfers, color tinting of black and white photographs, and an exhibit of photographs by local schoolchildren (opening Thurs. May 19th from 6:30-7:30pm).

Thursday, June 2 at 5:30pm Artist Talk- A lecture by Robert Sargent Fay, photographer and professor of English at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.  Robert will present a variety of photographs and discuss photography as theater- with an emphasis on perception, imagination, and reflection.

Click! Contemporary Responses to Photographic Masterworks begins May 6th and continues through June 25th at Sharon Arts Exhibition Gallery, Depot Square,  Peterborough. Gallery hours are Monday- Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 11-5. Further information is available by calling 603-924-7676, or by following us on Facebook.

uprintingThis exhibition sponsored in part by http://www.uprinting.com and Lake Sunapee Bank.

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About Sharon Arts

The mission of Sharon Arts Center, a non-profit organization, is to engage the community in the artistic process, to support and serve artists and craftspeople, and to foster the relationship between artists and the community through education, exhibitions, the promotion and sale of art and craft, as well as through special programs and events.

Sharon Arts Center offers a wide variety of art classes and programs in the school facility in Sharon, NH, a Fine Craft Gallery, a Juried Artist Member Gallery, and an Exhibition Gallery at Depot Square.

The Sharon Arts Fine Crafts Gallery is located in Depot Square in Downtown Peterborough. Store hours are: Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11 – 5 PM.

Sharon Arts is sponsored in part by the New Hampshire State Council On The Arts, The National Endowment For The Arts Through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The Susan A. & Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation, The Bean Foundation, The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation, The Kingsbury Foundation, And Art Lovers Like You!

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