Opening Reception: January 10, 7-10pm
Open Studio: January 25, 6pm
Exhibition Duration: January 10-29
Open Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm, Thursday 11am-8:30pm
The Alfa Art Gallery is proud to announce the third installation of our New Brunswick Art Salon. Opening on January 10, 2013 at 7pm, “New Brunswick Through Photographers Eyes” will be a juried photography exhibition, featuring emerging and established artists. This photography salon has been designed in collaboration with the New Brunswick City Market and other organizations in order to display the large array of cultural and demographic interests that exist within New Brunswick.
The Alfa Art Gallery New Brunswick Art Salon has been a successful program for the last three years. Previously twice, now three times, during the year, we present salons exhibiting emerging and professional artists in different mediums. The goal of these salons is to bridge the gap between artists and their communities, as well as unifying this diverse city of New Brunswick through the use of art.
In weeks following the opening reception, Alfa will also conduct an open studio event. This will include lectures and panel discussions from the photographers. Additionally, the audience will have an opportunity to have their questions answers from the artists themselves, in order to gain insight into their techniques and processes.
This exhibition will capture the diverse cultures and many talented photographers, exhibiting New Brunswick through their eyes. The exhibiting artists will include: Andrew Darlow, an active member of the photography scene in New Brunswick; Aubrey J Kauffman, who focuses on complex images and multi-layered spaces; Frank Villafane, a photographer who pays attention to dense details and contrasts; Mark Chernin, who tends to accentuate a reflection of land or waterscapes with color, contrast, and saturation; and Neil Larsen, a traditional/contemporary photography who concentrates on nature.
To show appreciation for the immense amount of work done by the New Brunswick Free Public Library in collecting and archiving New Brunswick’s history in images, Alfa will also presents the photographs from the library’s “New Brunswick Tomorrow” collection. The collection consists of 6000 slides documenting the changing streetscapes of New Brunswick from 1979 into the early 1990s.
The library also maintains a significant local history collection of various media. Photographs are an integral part of the collections and include images of local Civil War veterans, school events, library programs, nearly 200 Van Derveer photographs, and building preservation documentation.
Images from the opening reception