Photo exhibit opens at Canal Street Art Gallery

BELLOWS FALLS — Canal Street Art Gallery's “A Moment In Frame” photography show opens Feb. 15, and will be open to the public through April 6.

The gallery is located at 23 Canal St. and is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All are invited to attend the opening reception in Bellows Falls from 5 to 8 p.m. on the 3rd Friday Gallery Night on Feb. 15. There will be live jazz music and refreshments.

“A Moment In Frame” is Canal Street Art Gallery's second medium-focused group show, exhibiting a diverse and dynamic range of photographic art from renowned, awarded, and multi-talented photographers of our region, including members of the Brattleboro Camera Club.

The show recognizes “the use of the camera, as a tool for human expression and self-examination, as integral to our modern culture,” according to a news release. Through this collection of artwork by local artists from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, the exhibition offers an opportunity for “a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art form of photography.”

This exhibition will also include several photographs from students at Vermont Academy in Saxtons River. Work by artists represented by the gallery include Spaulding Dunbar, Karl Jacobson, and Jeffrey Spring.

Kathy Carr, Marek Jagoda, Don Kalfus, Ea Maples, and Linda Carlsen Sperry are newcomers to the gallery

The gallery will also exhibit self-portraits of Ea Maples, a photographer who sees a composition with herself in it as another piece of the surroundings. She finds inspiration in everyday and historical objects while exploring the decaying architectural interiors of New England.

Jacobson, one of the gallery's three represented photographers, is based in Hubbardston, Mass., where he pursues careers as a mechanical engineer and a professional portraiture photographer. Jacobson's work celebrates the human form with freedom, confidence, and sensuality.

Spring, another represented artist, is a photographer informed by his profession in set design. He worked with Universal Studios, numerous Broadway productions, and wooden boat builders. His work isn't simply mounted as a photograph, it is built. He uses materials such as fiberboard, wood, metal, plastic, paint, varnish, and clear-coat fixative to create presentations unique to each photograph.

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