Arts Night Out, July 2018:
Where We Are & True Places
Photo Exhibitions accompanied by
Cultural Documentary Viewing
Friday, July 13th, 2018, 6-8pm
Where We Are | First Floor Open Space
This 90-photograph exhibition explores the idea of place and being. Through their own artistic lense and interpretation, six photographers capture the notion of where we are as a society, physically, politically, socially and emotionally. All of the artists share their perspectives and commentary on the world through social media and were selected for their strong Instagram presence. Their online reach is indicative of where we are technologically, and how it can bring us together as a society, even from very remote parts of the globe.
Melissa Cooper (@lilmisswhimsypix)
“I am absolutely in LOVE with color, I have a healthy respect for humor and I'm always looking for the next new photo challenge. ”
“No matter where I go, my heart is always here, in my Pioneer Valley home. It's tethered to the fertile soil that rolls up from the glistening Connecticut River into surrounding hills.”
“We are in a small valley called Menshod located on The Roof of the World. We are a Tibetan community with a population of around 6,300 people who are agro-pastoralists.”
“These two sentiments may explain why I often seem to get the following comments about my pictures: “Where was this taken? I don’t recognize this spot, and I’ve lived here all my life!”; or “I know that place! I’ve never seen it in this light.” Whether you’re a local or not, I hope you enjoy this collection of photos from the area.”
Gabrielle K. Murphy (@goldilocksoftheshire)
“Though my subjects may vary, I am steadfast in that my ultimate goal is to convey a sense of energy that represents not only what I saw, but also what was felt; thereby creating a special connection between the moment, the viewer and me.”
Darren Port (@greeninspires)
“Composed over the past few years, mostly in the Valley, from marches and rallies, or other social and community gatherings, the photographs in the, “Where We Are” show primarily explore where we are in a social-political context."
True Places | Third Floor Galleries
“It is not down in any map; true places never are.”
— Herman Melville, Moby Dick
“My photography is a response to scale in landscapes: the intimate spaces of the east coast and the dramatic and vast open spaces of the west. My intention is to make images that are simultaneously specific and universal, referring to a sense of place in the land that could be anywhere. Beyond a description of what is there, the images refer to landscape in the abstract and how it is perceived and experienced: the urge to explore, the attempt to orient oneself, and the desire to return time after time.”
Cultural documentary viewing
CLICK will be offering a viewing of a famous cultural documentary, which has been described as a "collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion."
Plot summary courtesy of film:
"Featuring no conventional narrative, this film presents footage of people, places and things from around the world. From chaotic cities to barren wilderness, the movie takes viewers around the globe to witness a variety of spectacles in both natural and technological realms. Detouring into former concentration camps, the production doesn't shy away from the dark side of humanity, and ultimately shows how much of the world is interconnected by both the tragedy and the vibrancy of life."
All pieces will be available for purchase; proceeds will benefit the artist and the Art Program at CLICK.
Light refreshments and drinks will be served.