Last spring I rediscovered my Canon SLR 35mm camera and rekindled my photography chops with @dotpaulo at #rvcc. I discovered that I loved photographing tree trunks face 2 face, eye to eye, skin to skin. Every tree became a new friend. Each presented differently depending on the season, the time of day and the weather. These Black and White darkroom photos were so beautiful. So engaging.
My friend, Kathleen Thompson has been exploring the sky for a longer time than I have been confronting trees. When #carolynthow offered us an exhibition at #whittemoreccc it seemed a natural progression to combine our photo derived explorations into a series of works that combines photography, friendship, nature and hiking a trail in one fell swoop.
We are really excited to share this series of 19 digitally combined works. Please join us on Saturday, Sept 18th from 6-8pm at whittemoreccc 7 Rockaway Road, Oldwick NJ 08833 for an opening reception for “No Filter, A Day at Whittemore” There will be refreshments in an outdoor tent, a beautiful garden, and a only a few people in the galleries at any one time.
I’d love to see you! Sip some Proseco… reconnect..
NO FILTER: A Day At Whittemore Val Sivilli + Kathleen Thompson ART SHOW & RECEPTION Saturday, September 18 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Whittemore House – The Galleries 5th ANNIVERSARY FALL FUNDRAISING DINNER, CONCERT & ART EXHIBIT Thursday, September 23 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Whittemore House – The Gardens 7 Rockaway Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08833 ART EXHIBIT OPEN DURING REGULAR HOURS OR BY APPOINTMENT AT
In celebration of Whittemore’s 5-year anniversary, Val Sivilli and Kathleen Thompson are creating a collaborative photographic exhibit that will explore the preserve’s plentiful flora and fauna, trees and skies across the span of one day. Whatever the weather, Val and Kathleen will choose a path and wander the trails, cameras at the ready and minds wide open. A selection of the images captured during this magical day will be presented as taken – no filters, no manipulation, no editing – in an attempt to retain and communicate the purity of each moment. They hope it will inspire viewers to seek out their own “No Filter” experiences in any environment by stopping, taking a breath and observing their surroundings with fresh eyes. Closely examine the bark of a tree, lay back on the grass to watch the clouds, and feel your primordial brain reconnecting with the wonder of Nature.