Emerging artists unveil progressive photography art at new gallery exhibitby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Apr. 15, 2013, under Press Releases
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural
Alliance and TCI Wealth Advisors will present an exhibition of Pima Community
College student artists, with free opening reception Wednesday, April 24
14, 2013 —
At a time when the digital age is colliding with photography’s historic form of
light capture, today’s students are at the forefront of an innovative era
revolutionizing a classic art form.
the talent at Pima Community College, TCI Wealth Advisors and Southern Arizona
Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) present a collective exhibition of
photography and digital art produced by emerging artists.
free opening reception takes place Wednesday, April 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.,
featuring light refreshments and entertainment at TCI Wealth Advisors, 4011 E. Sunrise
are always looking for venues to display their work,” said Tom Webster, retired
physician and Pima Community College volunteer, and this exhibition provides a
unique opportunity, as a juried show, because the pieces were chosen through
and SAACA initiated the student exhibition series as a way to promote new
artists in Southern Arizona and help make connections in the community to
expand their portfolio.
you’ve talked to any emerging artist, they’ll say it’s hard to get your images
in front of the public and to get recognition,” Webster said. “The
opportunities for artists to make money are very difficult, but these students
are passionate about what they do and want to get their work out there.”
From evolution to expression
“Photography is a very vibrant medium
today,” Webster said. “The advances in digital photography over the past 10
years have been impressive in the color quality and ability to capture large
amounts of information at one time.”
people don’t like the idea of a manipulated or ‘photoshopped’ image, but every
photo has been manipulated in one way or another,” Webster pointed out, by the
equipment or settings the artist chose to use – zoom choice, focus, exposure.
was invented in 1839, and a few years later people were manipulating photos to
get what they wanted, he said, for example, using dark room techniques to combine
two photos into one image.
emerging artists at TCI have each used their own views and progressive
techniques to portray scenes, like deserted warehouses and gas stations,
architecture reflected on pools of flowers and kids sharing a touching embrace.
of art is a visual language of communication,” Webster said.
someone writes a really good book people recognize it as something great, he
explained. It stands out from the “chitter chatter” we read or hear every
the same with photography,” he said. There are a lot of photos out there, but a
really great one speaks loudly.
Pima Community College students, expressing themselves through their own
thoughtful images, will show their works at TCI through the end of September.
TCI Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibition
Night Reception: Wednesday, April 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Ongoing Exhibition: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to
Where: TCI Wealth Advisors, 4011 E. Sunrise Drive
Cost: Free to attend
Phone: (520) 797-3959
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the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit
organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and
culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists
artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and
cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to
the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA
presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also
promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for both the young
and the old.
Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) grew out of the Greater Oro
Valley Arts Council (GOVAC), an organization established in 1997 to provide
artistic and cultural opportunities for residents of northwest Tucson. GOVAC
eventually became one of the largest arts organizations in the region. In 2009,
owing to its success, the group expanded its mission to include creation of
partnerships with business, governments, and communities throughout Southern Arizona
that would encourage innovative, creative cultural expression in the arts for
years to come.
more information about programs and events produced by the Southern Arizona
Arts and Cultural Alliance, go to www.saaca.org.