This Spring, I have had the privilege of assisting the Westerly School 5th grade class with an abstract photography project. In abstract photography the goal is to photograph objects in the natural world in such a way that they are reduced to pure shape, color, pattern, line, and/or texture. The challenge is to make these photographs visually or conceptually interesting.
The student's work will be on display in the Education building at Cal State Long Beach. The opening is June 1st at 6:00 pm. We would love to see you there. Call or e-mail me for more details.
One piece from each student will also be on display in the cafe at the Long Beach Museum of Art beginning in the middle of the May. The work will be displayed in a grid of 20 11x14 prints. It is stunning to see (see a small sample below). Cafe hours are Tuesday - Friday 11 am to 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am to 5 pm. Every Friday the Museum is FREE and features artmaking activities for all ages. For more information go to the Museum's web page.
It has been inspiring working with teachers, Susan Story and Emily Chandler, and the students of Westerly. A special thank you to Nancy and Byron Pinckert for their support.