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Image City Photography Gallery
Issue: # 3 March 7, 2008
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Welcome to the third issue of the Image City Photography Gallery newsletter. Each month you'll find the latest news from the Gallery as well as regular features related to the world of photography.

In This Issue
Current Show: Root Fusion
Peter Marr's Picks from the Current Show
Our New East Gallery
About Image City Photography Gallery
Gary Thompson's Photo Tip
"My Image..." by Bill Bernbeck
Dan Neuberger's "Ode to My Manhattan"
Calendar of Upcoming Events at ICPG and other Venues
"Root Fusion" by Steve Root

Runs Through March 22

Root ImageSteve Root, a Pittsburgh artist, is our featured photographer for the current exhibit "Root Fusion". With meticulous precision, Steve positions individual photographs in an arrangement that produces a larger image with wonderful patterns that are reminiscent of kaleidoscopes or quilts. Peter Marr described the work "Steve Root has a superb artistic eye for creating montages of a single image, in  a way that invites the viewer to see and feel what they might not normally experience by looking at the individual picture. His prints also display a consummate technique in arranging, mounting and presentation of these montages."  Guest Photograpers during "Root Fusion" are Michaela Cultrara, Hope Junot, Max Remple, Jeanne Sozio, Sa Kim Tran, and Steve Tryon.
Click here for details of the show and here to see some photographs in the exhibit. Click here for photos taken during the Artists Reception by Steve Tryon.
Picks of the Month
Peter MarrPeter Marr Picks Four Favorites
from the "Root Fusion" Show

Peter Marr has chosen his "picks" from the photographs shown by the featured photographer, Steve Root, and the guest photographers in the "Root Fusion" show. Peter, an enthusiastic, award-winning photographer, is also an expert judge in both local and international photographic competitions. In addition to seeing the photos he selected you can also read what attracted him to make the selections.

Click here to see Peter's Picks.
Another Exhibition Opportunity: Our New East Gallery
Featured this Show, the Work of Gil Maker
A new room, the East Gallery, has been opened this month at Image City. The East Gallery offers the opportunity to any photographer, accepted by the Curatorial Committee, to show their work in a personalized dedicated environment for a period of 4 weeks. The size of the East Gallery allows the show of 10 to 12 photographs. Special mention of the East Gallery mini-show will appear on the invitation cards and posters of each of the ICPG show.

The work of Gil Maker, our newest Artist-in-Residence, is exhibited this month in the East Gallery. If you want more information or if you wish to book the East Gallery, please visit us at the Gallery, call us at 585-271-2540 or contact

About Image City Photography Gallery
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Meet the Artists-in-Residence
In the last issue of the newsletter we introduced the seven gallery partners. This month it is a pleasure to introduce you to our three artists-in-residence with brief statements from each of them. They all show work during each show at Image City.
Gil Maker  "My philosophy of photography:  If an image excites you, take it. That image will never come around again, so you only have one chance. It may be a keeper or not, but if you don't take it, you'll never know."

Jim Patton  "Capturing a sense of place means going well beyond photographing the buildings and landscapes of the exotic places I visit. I want to capture the people in their natural surroundings. Nevada Wier said it best: "The world doesn't sit up and say 'Cheese' for you." I work to make this happen."


David Perlman  "I developed my first roll of film under a bright red safelight. Only 13, I was crushed when the result was solid black! So, I started learning about photography and how panchromatic film could see red. Studying electrical engineering, practicing it, and then teaching it diverted my attention for a while, but here I am - still with a camera. It's digital now and I use a computer, but the creative process is as exciting as ever."

The diverse work of Image City Photography Gallery's Artists-in-Residence significantly enhances the photographic flavors on exhibit for each of our shows.

Gary Thompson's Photo Tip of the Month
Wave of Zion by Gary ThompsonWatch for Interesting Patterns
In composing images, look for repeating patterns and/or shapes.  This repetition is called "echoing" and can be very pleasant to the viewer.  In the image, "Wave of Zion", there are three areas of echoing:  foreground, middle ground, and sky.  Notice that the curved lines within each area are not only parallel but also have radiating character.
Click here to see a larger image with Gary's tip.
My Image - "Storm Waves
by Bill Bernbeck 
My Image
, "Storm Waves" is from my Walkabout Journal. 
Rain and wind beat the island mercilessly during the night and most of the next day.  It was not a major gale by most standards, but it was enough to encourage one to stay indoors. The storm finally broke by late afternoon, and the sun started to make a meek appearance through the scattering clouds. I had been cooped inside long enough, so I ventured to watch the remaining light of day at one of the south shore beaches. Pack up the camera gear and head for Surfside. . . . .
Click here to see "Storm Waves" in a larger size and to read the rest of "Storm Waves" in Bill's Walkabout Journal.
Image City Partner,  Dan Neuberger's "Ode to My Manhattan"
Runs through April 25 at The Gallery at One Bausch & Lomb Place
Dan Neuberger
"I was very pleased to receive an invitation to have a one person show at the prestigious The Gallery at One Bausch & Lomb Place, and I have put together an exhibit I have been thinking about for years... about my beloved Manhattan." 
"Putting the exhibit together has involved my revisiting some images I had forgotten I had, and I had a great time.  If these images also please someone else, it will bring additional joy to me."
Click here for full details of Dan's "Ode to My Manhattan".
Image City Photography Gallery
March 7, 2008 First Friday Gallery Night, open until 9pm
March 22, 2008 Closing Date for "Root Fusion" Show
March 26, 2008 First Day for "Urban ARTifacts" by Betsy Phillips
March 28, 2008 Artists Opening Reception "Urban ARTifacts"
April 4, 2008  First Friday Gallery Night, open until 9pm
Image City Photography Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 7, Sunday Noon - 4

Dates of Interest at Other Galleries and Venues
The Gallery One at Baush & Lomb Place, Rochester, NY
March 3 - April 25 "Ode to My Manhattan" Dan Neuberger
March 14 Opening Reception "Ode to My Manhattan" Dan Neuberger 5 - 7 pm
Center at High Falls Gallery, 60 Browns Race, Rochester, NY
March 5 - April 27 "Photographer's Path 11" Juried Photography Show
March 16 Opening Reception "Photographer's Path 11" Sunday, 3 - 6 pm
Oxford Gallery, 267 Oxford Street, Rochester, NY
March 15 - May 10 "Awakening:Reflections upon Spring"
March 29 Artists Reception, Saturday, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Kinections, 718 University Avenue (back of the ICPG building)
Our Neighbor Kinections presents "Living Dance - Living Music" that uses basic element of dance movement that are available to everyone. Working from sole to soul, you don't need talent or training to benefit. Weekly groups for adolescents and adults preoccupied with weight, size, appearance, or other negative self assessments now forming.
Workshop facilitator: Danielle Fraenkel, Ph.D, musician Jeffery Mehr, MA.
March 15 "Living Dance - Living Music" 1 - 5:30 pm $75
March 19 Fundamentals of "Living Dance - Living Music" 7 - 9 pm $35
722 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 585.271.2540
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