BEYOND THE SELFIE:
GOING DEEPER INTO MEANING & METAPHOR
White Bear Center for the Arts, White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Last night I caught the opening of a photography show featuring: Jenna Erickson, Sheryl Hess, Wing Young Huie, Caitlin Karolczak, Joseph O'Leary, Carla Alexandra Rodriguez, Sarah Rust Sampedro, Manuela Thames, Laura Valenti, and Douglas Beasley. It was a pleasant surprise. Well organized, with short interviews of the photographers and a pleasant mix of people. The introduction was brief and to the point:
Carla with the stack of negatives that went into her "Apology" series:
Numerous lively conversations were mixed with silent contemplation:
My old "pal" Caitlin Karolczak was there as well, this time as a photographer, not a painter. Not to be ignored, several young women in their summer clothes were in attendance, a circumstance which always elevates the mood of any gathering: