August 07, 2014

group photo show at San Geronimo Community Center


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photo by Donald Kinney

Posterized and perhaps overly fooled-with, this is San Geronimo Valley Community Center, over-the-hill and just west of Fairfax, California; my adopted hometown. Showing now, and through August 28th is a group exhibit by 18 local photographers including [insert drumroll here] yours truly. Others participating are Al Ardelle, Laurence Brauer, Norm Catalano, Vicki Chase, Donn DeAngelo, Gaetano DeFelice, Chris Ducey, Marie Eisen, Richard D. James, Michel Kotski, Anne McClain, Dan McKenna, Peter Pennypacker, Grace Rogers, Tom Tabakin, Joe Thibodeau and Devin Wilson.

The dove design in the foreground of the building (above) is a memorial to the amazing singer, Kate Wolf, who lived in San Geronimo Valley but died in 1986 of leukemia.

Yesterday afternoon I took my first peek at the exhibit and I was truly impressed by the high degree of skill of almost everyone participating. It really is a GREAT show! 54 framed prints are hung in two large naturally lit galleries. I've already met a few of these photographers on previous visits, but I am looking forward to meeting more at the opening reception this coming Sunday, August 10, 4-7pm. You are invited! I'll probably arrive fashionably late at 5-ish and if you have nothing better to do and can find a way to get there, I would love to see you there. The center is located at 6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Geronimo, California. Please come help me sharpen my rusty schmoozing skills--I'll be the extremely shy fellow with the blue baseball cap.



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I am deeply honored and appreciative that the Community Center's visual arts director, Larry Rippee, has 1) included me in the show--as I haven't resided in what we often simply call "The Valley" since the late 1960's;
and 2) I'm absolutely thrilled that Mr. Rippee chose to use my image; "Horse and birds at McIsaac Ranch" (above) on promotional material for the exhibit.

If you visit this blog on a regular basis you've probably seen this photo (above) before. In 2013 it received a "special award" with a monetary prize given by Digital Light Rain of San Rafael at Marin County Fair photography exhibit and competition. It was also part of my one-man-show at Mill Valley Library one year ago. The capture was a very special moment that just happened--I was snapping the horse and what we call "Elephant Mountain" in the distance when the birds took flight.



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This (above) is another of my 3 images in the group show. Although this showing at the San Geronimo Community Center was not juried, the photo has appeared here on AphotoAday and managed to snag an Honorable Mention ribbon this year at Marin County Fair.



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I also am showing this image of the village at China Camp on San Pablo Bay, east of San Rafael. You've probably seen it here before and it also won an Honorable Mention this year at Marin County Fair.

Sooooooooo, again, if you live close enough that you can make it to the opening reception (details above) it would really be great to see you. Or stop by anytime at the Center until August 28. You won't be disappointed. The San Geronimo Community Center always has great art shows and all sorts of live music going on. There is an abundance of talent in "The Valley", and the San Geronimo Community Center is the place to see and hear it.


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1 comment:

nancy namaste said...

I am SO pleased for you. I can't think of a more deserving person to be in this show. I will be there in spirit, always wishing you the best

 
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