Month: April 2014

Jennifer George is looking for YOU!

Our photographer friend, Jennifer George (from The Arts Fellowship at NCCC), needs help THIS Tuesday, April 29 at the San Diego State outdoor fair.

She is setting up a booth with images from her photo project that addresses the issues of domestic violence. She is trying to promote the project and really needs some help from a couple of us:

  • Help set up her display from 9:00 to 10:30am (heavy easels and artwork)
  • Any time between 10am to 3pm at the booth (bring your lunch and help for an hour or…)
  • Help break down the display from 3:00 – 4:00pm and get the stuff into her car.

Two or three people would be great!

Please contact her directly at Jengeorgephoto@gmail.com to find out more about this volunteer opportunity.

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I have taken too long of a break from this…does anyone remember that last post? The short version is that I am trying to get permission before I post anything to the website, which, as it turns out, delays almost any posting. So I am going to continue to try to make these informative tastes in the world of art, but they will happen less often.

Instead I would like to feature….you! I would love to have posts dedicated to the people in our community. You are all great artists, so step on up!

Next, in a related vein, we have an opportunity. North Coast Calvary wants to create a video “featurette” about what is happening in the art in our church, half informative and half promotional. WE NEED YOUR HELP! In the next week or so the videographer would like to shoot one of each of these:

  • Painter
  • Writer
  • Theatrical performer
  • Dancer
  • Musician
  • Photographer
  • Sculptor/other visual artist

He will work around your schedule so even if you only have an hour on Wednesday night at 9pm, that would work! Let me know by emailing me or commenting on this post.

Next, a continuation of some of the surrealism I have seen in photography as of late:

First off, Laurence Winram from England who uses old-world themes and digital imagery to merge together an unreal but real world. This is one of my favorite compositions:

the watchers

Next up, a photographer from Ukraine (please continue to pray for that country) named Oleg Oprisco who takes high fashion photography and adds a type of whimsy to it. Here are some beautiful and creative examples of making surreal photography happen without special effects:

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Lastly, I want to introduce you to another fantastic photographer….who unfortunately has not returned my email as of yet. Therefore I will only link to him and will not show it directly. His name is Marcus Moller Bitsch and he did some very creative things while taking a photograph every day for the last year. His surrealism echoes Rene Magritte, who really liked to work with a bowler hat and people floating.

Lastly, this is a great resource for exploring art history:

http://www.wikipaintings.org/

I really value all of your input and hope to grow our community beyond the walls of a church! Blogging again soon (sooner than last time)…