Exhibit Dates: October 6 – 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, October 6 from 7-9pm
Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio present Captured Beauty photography exhibition, which showcases artists’ visions of beauty as fine art. While there is no universal definition, fine art photography is about how artists communicate their vision, whether an idea, a message, or an emotion. The camera is merely a tool to make an art piece that reveals the artist’s vision and produces a more personal – typically more evocative or atmospheric, yet aesthetic – statement. Like artists of other mediums, photographers use careful staging, composition and lighting of the subject, as well unique post-processing techniques and selection of production material to make an individual expression.
Ansel Adams’ expressed it best – “Art implies control of reality, for reality itself possesses no sense of the aesthetic. Photography becomes art when certain controls are applied.” Join us at the opening reception on Friday, October 6 from 7-9pm to enjoy the unveiling of the exhibit and meet the curators, artists, and other art appreciators.
The Captured Beauty photography exhibition is at Del Ray Artisans gallery in the Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22301. Gallery hours are: Thursdays 12-6pm, Fridays 12-9pm, Saturdays 12-9pm, and Sundays 12-6pm. The gallery is free, open to the public, and handicap accessible. For more information, please visit www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits or contact the curator David Heckman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Director of Curating Kathy Turner (Curating@DelRayArtisans.org).
Del Ray Artisans, founded in 1992, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote art for the benefit of artists and the community.
Del Ray Artisans (DRA) appreciates the continued support from the City of Alexandria, Alexandria Commission for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts. DRA is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Short Blurb – Art Exhibit – 35 words or fewer
“Captured Beauty” exhibition showcases fine art photography and how artists communicate their vision through a camera. The exhibit runs October 6-29, 2017 with an Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 7-9pm. www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits
Synopsis – Art Exhibit – 75 words or fewer
Del Ray Artisans and Union 206 Studio present “Captured Beauty” exhibition showcasing artists’ visions of beauty as fine art photography. The camera is a tool to make art revealing the artist’s vision and producing a personal – evocative or atmospheric, yet aesthetic – statement. The exhibit runs October 6-29, 2017 with an Opening Reception: Friday, October 6, 7-9pm. View at Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria. Details: www.DelRayArtisans.org/exhibits