Featured Artist: John Hummel
I have been a photographer since I was 7 years old and my parents gave me a
camera for Christmas. I have had a life-long fascination with the beauty of
the world as seen through the lens of my camera. Most of my life I worked in
the medium of black and white film, loving the inter-play of light and shadow.
With the advent of digital photography, I added color images to my repertoire,
loving the richness of color's variations that nature has to offer. The body
of my work has been in the area of nature with a focus on landscapes, seascapes
I joined the Mountain Arts Network and was accepted into the MAN Gallery in
2010. I have been a member of the MAN Board of Directors since 2011. I have
served the organization as Vice-President of the board for the last two years.
In 2011, I and a group of local photographers started the Mountain Arts Photographic
Society, a camera club that meets monthly in the MAN Community Arts Center.
I have been honored to serve as President of MAPS for the last few years. The
group has grown to over 30 active members.
In the last 4 years, I have been a part of a team of photographers headed
by Dewitt Jones, a well-known National Geographic's photographer, working on
the "Celebrate What's Right with the World" website and Facebook page.
I have spent my life fascinated by the unique beauty of the world around me
wherever I am. My particular photographic interest or focus will continue to
be the natural world in all its forms. I am constantly looking for the interesting
and the beautiful in everyday life.
For me, good images require an emotional connection with the subject which
takes quiet and a sort of meditative process to get beyond just "shooting
postcards". There is a feeling that needs to be present for me, for me
to believe that I have captured something worth sharing.
Contact John Hummel at firstname.lastname@example.org / http://www.jhummelphotographics.com
more of John Hummel's works here.
December 3, from 6 to 8 pm.
The theme is "Deck the Walls"
This reception will feature several gallery artists doing painting demos, a
raffle of donated pieces by gallery artists and a display of "Small Work",
reasonably priced art pieces which would make great gifts for the holidays.
There will be
wine, appetizers and holiday desserts to complement the evening.
Also, during the two hours of the reception, there will be a 20%
discount on everything in the gallery which can make your holiday
shopping even sweeter.
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ART CENTER CLASSES
The CAC will be closed during upcoming winter months due to
potential inclement weather conditions. During this time we will be working
on a new schedule of after school and week-end classes for ROWUSD, Sky Mountain
Charter School students, and adults, beginning in April 2017 and continuing
through the summer.
Mountain Arts is currently exploring two new Grant opportunities, one regional,
and one state-wide from the California Arts Council. If we are successful, new
art classes will be free for students and possibly adults as well.
We will keep you updated on this website and also by direct
email if you are a member of the Mountain Arts mailing list. Thank you for your
interest and continued support of our educational programs!
Dave Wescott, Community Arts Center Coordinator