Intake will be Tuesday March 28th, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the finishing room before the regular Latow meeting.
If you have any questions, want feedback on your descriptive paragraph or potential images, contact Ort or Tom Stephens. For a little more background on this theme including suggestions for subjects, check out the blog on the Latow website.
EARLY NOTICE: APRIL'S OPEN MEMBER EXHIBIT WILL CELEBRATE CANADA'S 150th
The annual Fireside Exhibit open to all members will have a special theme in 2017, to recognize Canada's Sesquicentennial.
To make this exhibit relevant to the celebrations, and to provide a bit of a fun challenge to members, the theme will be “Canada: an 1867 Perspective.” Images in the exhibit are to show scenes or objects that would be recognizable to people in 1867, although of course they would be contemporary images.
Some potential subjects are: landscapes, buildings, artifacts, and people in period costume. The main requirement is that the subject be recognizable to people at the time of Canada’s birth.
The usual rules for a Fireside exhibit will apply: one piece per member, ready to hang, etc. For this occasion, there are two new requirements:
- Members will be asked to indicate 4 weeks in advance that they are planning to submit a piece. If a selection process is needed because there are too many pieces, an impartial juror will be used.
- Submissions must include a brief text describing the image and how it relates to 1867. Here's an example:
"Watson’s Mill, Manotick, Ontario. Built in 1860, this mill south of Ottawa used water power from the Rideau River to grind wheat and corn for local farmers.
It is one of very few grist mills in North America still operating."
There are lots of places near Burlington to look for suitable images. Some examples are:
- Pioneer and heritage villages such as Westfield, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, Black Creek (Toronto)
- Historic buildings such as Dundurn Castle, Griffin House, Burlington’s Ireland House, Bronte’s Sovereign House, Balls Falls CA, Joseph Brant Homestead (not actually that old, but a replica so it would qualify as recognizable), and many churches
- Neighborhoods with well-preserved heritage buildings: old town Oakville, Niagara-on-the-Lake, historic Mississauga, Cabbagetown and other parts of Toronto (Grimsby’s “painted ladies” would not qualify; they are too new).
- Displays in museums in Hamilton and Oakville, including the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Hamilton Military Museum, Battlefield House, Ireland House, Joseph Brant, Oakville Museum, etc.
- Landscapes such as Niagara Falls, Hamilton’s waterfalls, crops in fields, perennial gardens and specimens, Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario.
We meet in the Rotary Room for Evaluation #4 results.
Optional theme: The Golden Hour
Intake cut-off: March 21st
Led by Tim Story in the Studio at the AGB.
Featured Guest: Denise Ippolito
Creative Adventure is the theme of our 2017 seminar speaker, Denise Ippolito. Over the course of Saturday, April 8, 2017, Denise will address four topics:
- Learning to Think Outside the Box (Denise’s thought processes when photographing)
- Visual Expressions-- mostly "regular" images from Japan, Falkland Islands, etc. that are not heavily processed, i.e., the art of seeing
- Blending Nature and Art, Denise's passion, as is well illustrated on her website, and
- Bloomin' Ideas, Denise's very artistic and creative approach to floral subjects -- with applications to other subjects
Tickets are on sale here - http://latowseminar.com/
The Latow Audio Visual Festival is unique in this area and is a highlight of the year in the AV community. Images are presented on a theatre size screen with audio soundtracks presented in surround sound in a unique exhibition using the AV medium. A showcase to see an exciting display of photography on different topics, using different audio-visual techniques to tell a story or to show off an artistic vision. A great evening for photographers, other visual artists, and those who simply appreciate a good entertaining show.
Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door.
For further information or to purchase tickets, please follow this link: http://latowseminar.com/av-festival/
Location: Lee Chin Family Gallery, Arts Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington ON L7S 1A9
Don Munro, Coordinator. At the AGB in the Studio.
New Exposures is a critique group to help you get feedback about your images. The group is based on participation by members bringing their work and discussing it amongst those in attendance.
Don will moderate constructive group critiques of projected and printed images. Everyone in attendance is invited to take part in the discussions.