Tintype Portraits with Shane O’Neill

November 17 & December 8, 2013 20-minute sessions booked between 10AM and 5PM   The Old Is New Again: Add a twist to your Holiday Portrait! Have artist and professional photographer Shane ONeill take your portrait using the Wet Plate Collodion process from the 1850s! You will leave the session with an actual 4×5 tintype plate! Shane will use a hand-painted backdrop and have a few props on hand. The session itself takes about 20 minutes. Plates will be available about 45 …

Amos Nachoum Lecture: The Art of Making Icon Images Versus Taking Pictures

Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 7PM $10 General  Admission; $5 Students & Seniors Amos Nachoum is a wildlife photographer and explorer. He has shot just about everything there is to shoot, war, journalism, fashion, racing of cars and Motorcycles…but what he loves most is wildlife photography. Especially if it’s in the water. And he has become world-famous at it. So much so, in fact, that he has been asked to lead National Geographic expedition teams with Dr. Eugenie Clark, Dr. …

Mark Nelson Lecture: Second Career – The Tale of Two Processes

Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 7PM Free Lecture Mark Nelson, photographer, Master Printmaker and author of Precision Digital Negatives for Silver & Other Alternative Processes will speak about his adventure over the past 15 years as he switched from a professional career in mental health to a new profession as a photographer. He will focus on the factors that influenced him and the choices he made along the way to achieve his own aesthetic vision in his prints. During the …

Beb C. Reynol Lecture: The Challenges of Documenting Culture in Places of Conflict

Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 7PM $5 Admission Afghanistan has witnessed many decades of conflict, yet the scars of this conflict are not always evident. Since 1999, international photojournalist Beb C. Reynol has worked on several projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan, revealing the untold stories of the Pashtun people, the largest ethnic group in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Internal warfare, past and present, has deepened ethnic and religious differences in Afghanistan culture, culminating in the Talibanization. Beb recounts that approaching Pashtuns …

Thomas Singer Lecture: Image, Symbol, and Archetype

 Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 7PM Free Lecture A Discussion of the Jungian Approach to Art and Creativity Every day we are bombarded with photographic and other types of imagery that communicate to the conscious and unconscious mind, often seductively, often repulsively, and, at times, with the energy of archetypal symbolism mobilizing deep feeling.  As dreamers, artists, and citizens, we sometimes are able to give expression to our deepest yearnings, fears, beliefs, and perceptions through what C.G. Jung called “the …

First 50 Years of Photography with Jeff Martz: Part 5

Part 5: The Art of Photography Thursday, August 8, 2013, at 7PM Free, Various Evenings  You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for a tour through the astonishing first 50 years of photography. In this series, we will explore the origins, the pioneers, the journeys, the expansion, and the art of a medium that revolutionized human communication.  Using the best possible reproductions we will see the technologies, practitioners, and key works that made photography central to the …

First 50 Years of Photography with Jeff Martz: Part 4

Part 4: The Expansion of Photography Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 7PM You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for a tour through the astonishing first 50 years of photography. In this series, we will explore the origins, the pioneers, the journeys, the expansion, and the art of a medium that revolutionized human communication.  Using the best possible reproductions we will see the technologies, practitioners, and key works that made photography central to the story of the world.  …

First 50 Years of Photography with Jeff Martz: Part 3

Part 3: The Journeys of Photography TUESDAY, June 4, 2013, at 7PM You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for a tour through the astonishing first 50 years of photography. In this series, we will explore the origins, the pioneers, the journeys, the expansion, and the art of a medium that revolutionized human communication.  Using the best possible reproductions we will see the technologies, practitioners, and key works that made photography central to the story of the …

First 50 Years of Photography with Jeff Martz: Part 2

Part 2: The Pioneers of Photography April 25, 2013, at 7PM You are invited to join photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz for a tour through the astonishing first 50 years of photography. In this series, we will explore the origins, the pioneers, the journeys, the expansion, and the art of a medium that revolutionized human communication.  Using the best possible reproductions we will see the technologies, practitioners, and key works that made photography central to the story of the world.  …