Wellington Art Society Invites You Network With Other Artists And Features Photographer, Robert Swinson

The Wellington Art Society will feature local photographer and teacher Robert Swinson at their January 13, 2016 meeting at Bootz Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach. Meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a short meeting, member spotlight and demonstration by Robert Swinson.  Wellington Art Society welcome new comers to network!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos taken by Robert Swinson, a well renown commercial, fine art and professional photographer.  Wellington Art Society includes artists of all media.

 

 

 

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WELLINGTON ART SOCIETY

 

 

FEATURES

PHOTOGRAPHER, ROBERT SWINSON

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 13th

6:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Bootz Culture Camp

420 State Road 7 Unit 120

Royal Palm Beach, FL

 

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Robert Swinson

Robert Swinson has over 35 years in photography ranging from 35mm through large studio cameras. He has been involved with artistic and commercial photography and his professional roles have included commercial publishing, color separation for the printing industry, studio photography, fashion and video and production work which include video and film production work with lighting and sets. His earlier careers in multiple fields have provided many beneficial contacts for his current work.

 

 

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Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

 

Robert spent three years with the Palm Beach Photographic Centre as a volunteer coordinator and teaching assistant. He is presently an instructor and mentor at the Armory Art Center, teaching classes in basic and intermediate photography along with studio figure photography. He also hosts the Photo Salon, a twice monthly meeting of photographers at the Armory Art Center.

 

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Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

In 2013, he assisted his wife, Jackee, with her artist group, Artists in Florida, LLC. He will continue teaching workshops through this group and their new gallery, Galleria Gilda, in Lake Worth, FL.

 

 

 

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 Photo by Robert Swinson

 

 

 

Robert tells The Rickie Report, “I am attracted to organic form and energy whether it is found in nature, figure or movement. There is an energy in dance I am attracted to, something that takes over the dancer through their movements. This energy can also be found in a static form of living things. Sometimes it is used to convey a feeling or mood, other times to make a statement.”

 

 

The Wellington Art Society is a non-profit charitable organization In its 35th year. It is open to artists of all mediums and patrons of the arts, allowing both local and regional artists to display their art work in local galleries, interact with other artists and serve the community through their art.

For further information visit wellingtonartsociety.org

 

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“Exposure” At Artisans On The Ave Showcases Photography In A Different Light

Three photographers will be showcased at Artisans On The Ave’s next Exhibition, “Exposure, A Photographic Journey”.  Their images make the viewer pause, as they use the adjective philosophically.  Understanding the need of certain times for “exposure”  within the photographic medium is not enough.  EJ Morales, Susan Oakes and Lorayne Vitrone take us on a life journey.  The Rickie Report shares a few sneak peeks and all of the details for this September 18th Free Public Opening Reception.

 

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ARTISANS On The Ave GALLERY

Presents:

“Exposure: A Photographic Journey

Featuring:

E.J. Morales

Susan Oakes

Lorayne Vitrone

Free Public Opening Reception:

Friday, September 18, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Open 7 days a week
Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

630 Lake Avenue   Lake Worth, FL 33460

561-762-8162   or  561-582-3300

 

 

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

 

 

The camera lens exposures truth for all to see.  It hides nothing from the naked eye. Our photographers capture images that will take you on a journey around the world with their unique talents and precision. As they choose their subjects to photograph they have a vision of what the finalized photo will show.

 

Photo by EJ Morales

Photo by EJ Morales

 

 

These very talented artists then get creative in processing their art so that each photograph is a one of a kind unique treasure. All photographers have a favorite way of presenting these images.

 

 

 

"Hugs Kisses 2", Photo by Susan Oakes

“Hugs Kisses 2”, Photo by Susan Oakes

 

 

 

“Old school” photography using the basic black and white print film is still in vogue today. Many of the new techniques include color tinting, different backgrounds, or photoshop. The various applications alter and enhance the images bringing to life the photographs we enjoy.

 

 

 

Photo by EJ Morales

Photo by EJ Morales

Their finished photos will be applied on canvas, metal, glass, wood or other complementing pallets.

 

 

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

The various materials and techniques used by artists create a personalized style that they become famous for. Memories captured on film are timeless and stay in our hearts forever.

 

"Dreamscape" Photo by Susan Oakes

“Dreamscape” Photo by Susan Oakes

 

 

EJ Morales

EJ Morales is a photographer originally from Miami, FL. He was inspired early in life as a photographer and experimented with wildlife and landscape photography and various darkroom techniques in both Black & White and color.

 

Photo By EJ Morales

Photo By EJ Morales

EJ was introduced to a more human and emotional side of photography. During the next few years, EJ experienced the opportunity to travel globally and study with well-known photographers. Around this time, a passion for SCUBA diving dating back to adolescence motivated EJ to take his camera underwater. EJ continues to create engaging imagery reflecting both the local flavor as well as far-flung topics from above and below the water.

 

Photo by EJ Morales

Photo by EJ Morales

 

Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded creating the world’s worst nuclear disaster. The nearby town of Pripyat was contaminated to such a level that it required an evacuation.  The few images you will see are part of a series. These images were all made in one of the town’s school buildings which served as one of the final assembly areas for the evacuation. As is human nature, many people would show up to evacuate with more belongings than there was room for and the authorities would essentially order them to throw the excess in a corner and hurry along to the next bus.

 

 

 

Susan Oakes

 

 

"Hugs Kisses1" Photo by Susan Oakes

“Hugs Kisses1” Photo by Susan Oakes

 

Having never been a person with merely one goal, one purpose, Susan Oakes has traveled a multifaceted educational and vocational road which continues to enlighten and reveal lifelong purpose to her. She aims to show that art and technology are not antagonistic, but can coexist and should be used to enhance each other in new and exciting ways. Working in traditional media as well as digitally, she seeks to demonstrate that computer hardware and software are artistic tools, not unlike a paintbrush or piece of charcoal, and can be used to expand the artist’s vision.

 

"Aqueous Corpus" Photo by Susan Oakes

“Aqueous Corpus” Photo by Susan Oakes

 

Lorayne Vitrone

 

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

 

 

Lorayne Vitrone  tells us, ” When looking through my camera lens, life takes on a completely different perspective… a microcosm of light, shadows, shapes and movement.  My goal as a photographer is to evoke emotion for you allowing you room for your response. I hope to capture your attention to the detail I see through the lens and then bring to you feelings that you would never expect and always remember”.

 

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

Photo by Lorayne Vitrone

 

 

 

 

For more information about Artisans On The Ave Gallery, please call:

561-762-8162   or   561-582-3300   or visit:

www.artisansontheave.com

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291