Student Art Work on Display in the Keeble and Shuchat Gallery
Keeble and Shuchat, in partnership with the Palo Alto Unified School District, is proud to present an exhibit of photographs by students at Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools.
Sharon Ferguson, the PAUSD Art Coordinator, tells us:
There are many kinds of successful students: academic achievers, gifted writers, perfect pitch singers, outstanding athletes, accomplished musicians, and stunning visual artists. In our Strategic Goals for 2015-2016, PAUSD made a commitment to reach out, identify, and honor the diversity of success that represents our incredible spectrum of accomplishment. This exhibit acknowledges the artistic success that is taking place in PAUSD’s educational arena and represents Art Education’s commitment to share our creative diversity. Photography students, who are powerfully committed to their art, created the work in this exhibit. They go significantly beyond assignments in the classroom and the results are amazing. They are technically accomplished, but also show an evolved perspective or intention. These students take pictures that make us feel, think, and want to know more about how they do their art and why it is so important to them. They have tapped into power of art to communicate ideas, feelings and connectedness. This is significant and meaningful accomplishment!
The show is open and available for view during business hours through May 10th, 2016. The school district will host an opening reception on April 23rd from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM for the artists and the public is invited to attend the reception and meet the photographers.
The Wildlife Beyond Borders exhibit opens on Saturday, April 16th
The artists of Wildlife Beyond Borders invite you to the opening reception to meet the photographers in person and hear their stories of inspiration. The artists love to share their passion for wildlife, and their creative processes.
The glue that binds the artists exhibiting in “Wildlife Beyond Borders” can be found in their shared experience of an evolution of artistic thought and practice. Each artist has answered the questions: what matters, what is important, and what is worth doing, by looking outside the human condition.
The traveling exhibit, which was in residence at PhotoCentral during the winter, has attracted attention both for the quality of the artists work, and for the exciting vision that the artists share. One was a lawyer, one a doctor, another one was once a cattle ranch manager, and one was even a hunter – they now share a common purpose, concern and love for wildlife.
- Oliver Klink
- Wendy Hannum
- Diana Rebman
- Mary Aiu
- Susan Carnahan
- Bruce Finocchio
The show, Wildlife Without Borders is on exhibit from April 13th, to May 11th.
The Reception is April 16th, 2016, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. If you are planning to attend the reception please take a moment to follow the link below and let us know that you are planning to attend.
The Richard Dischler Photography Workshops presents: Rhythm 2016, an exhibit of photographs by workshop members that have completed the 6 month Pre-Visualization Workshop. The exhibit opens March 12th, and is on display through April 12th. The workshop will simultaneously be exhibiting award winning photographs made the members of their 1 Year, and 1 Year Plus workshop groups in the foyer of the Keeble & Shuchat Learning Center. These images have won accolades in juried competitions throughout the country.
Owning a pen doesn’t make one a writer anymore than owning a camera makes one a photographer. It takes more than the instrument to make the artist. It takes innate talent, discipline, desire, and vision.
Like a writer with his first draft, the writing needs editing, refining, shape, and vision. The same could be said for photography. Raw talent often needs to be inspired, shaped, encouraged, and enhanced. The role of this workshop is to help each participant discover and further develop his or her own photographic vision, with an emphasis on the art of seeing.
Photography is about capturing the image — not necessarily about the competition. Nonetheless, members of the Richard Dischler Photo Workshops have proven themselves once again to be award- winners. The accomplishments of the photographers in the workshop over the past seven years have been astounding.Time and time again, workshop members are not only well represented in competitions and juried shows, but in many cases overwhelm. There is a workshop standard of excellence. This standard is easily noted in the member’s printed images.
|February 11—March 9, 2016
Our somewhat annual Employee Show. Check out what KSP employees like to photograph.
|January 13—February 10, 2016
Reception: January 31st 2:00–5:00PM
Artist’s Statement: My current Moments In Time endeavor is being exhibited at Keeble & Shuchat with the title of “Past, Present, and the Shape of Things to Come”. I expect this period to be an inflection point in the quality of my work, having recently taken Dick Dischler’s PreVisualization workshop, and now firmly believe that equipment and craft are secondary to “learning to see”. Since the exhibited images span this transition, I invite you to see if you can identify which images came from which side of the inflection (or just come and enjoy).
I have the good fortune of being able to travel broadly, and although the quality of the image is not dependent on the uniqueness of hard-to-reach places (even for landscapes), I enjoy the freshness that comes with pursuing beauty across three of the major continents covered in this exhibition.
Primarily dealing with fine art landscape and natural forms, I have been seeking a resonance with nature nearly all my life. This artistic pursuit seems so wonderful – to go immerse oneself in scenes of amazing beauty … and return with the ability to share that with others.
|December 10, 2015—January 12, 2016
Reception: December 19th 2:00–5:00PM
The Palo Alto Camera Club (PACC) was founded in 1935 by a group of avid amateur local photographers. During those early years inspiration and role models included a group of 7 important California photographers such as Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, and Edward Weston. In 1932 seven of these photographers formed one of the most famous and influential “camera clubs” in history—Group f/64. Their dominant medium was black and white film and large format cameras. They became masters of printing luminous black and white prints that set photography apart from oil painting as an art medium.
Many changes have occurred since those early years of Group f/64 — color prints, digital cameras, video, and the ubiquitous selfies among them — but the unique attributes of a beautiful black and white print remain unchanged. It is in this tradition that we offer black and white prints made by members of the PACC in celebration of our 80th anniversary year.
Come in, appreciate our portfolio, and recall the “ black and white print” art form that is most uniquely associated with photography as fine art.
|November 12—December 9, 2015
Reception: November 21st 1:00–4:00PM
Artist’s Statement: As Edward Weston once said, “anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.” This exhibit, titled “Of Mere Being”, is a selection of my abstract black and white and color prints that celebrate form, texture and motion in the world around us. For me, the successful image is one that evokes an emotional response each time it is seen – a mystery without end.
I have been photographing for over 30 years working in both the commercial and fine art areas. My fine art images have won awards at the San Mateo County Fair and at Art in the Redwoods, and they are in private collections across the United States.
To see more of my past and present work, please visit my website: www.williamlattin.com.