Capturing the Light 2014On December 20, 2017 by admin
Eighteen of Colorado’s leading photographers are exhibiting diverse works at the Cultural Arts Council’s Fine Art Gallery opening on May 3, 2014. “Capturing the Light” is the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park?s (CAC) second juried fine art photography exhibition and is a departure from the landscape and wildlife subjects typically found in the Estes Park art scene.
The month long exhibition provides viewers with a unique opportunity to explore a unique collection of created by artists from the Denver area, Glenwood Springs, Northern Colorado and Estes Park. Located at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave., the CAC Fine Art Gallery will open the new exhibition to the public with an Artist Reception starting at 5:00 PM on Saturday May 3.
Capturing the Light was created to showcase a diverse approach to photography, and was curated through a call for entries process. Renowned artist Erik Stensland served as the call for entry judge and selected photographic works from the following categories: color digital photographs, black and white digital photographs, and black and white film /darkroom processed/printed photographs. “Capturing the Light 2014” explores a diversity of subject matter, style and technique. From accurately calculated starry night skies and the aurora borealis to iconic images of western America, Europe and mountains of the world — the images throughout this exhibition will take viewers into the realms of beauty and light.
“Come and be inspired by eighteen Colorado photographers as they reveal the incredible diversity of the photographic medium. Using everything from pinhole cameras to current high-end camera technology, these artists reveal their unique views of the world through a variety of subject matter. From jazz musicians and architectural abstracts to stunning night skies and exotic places, this show will fill you with a sense of wonder and encourage you to see the world with new eyes.” – Erik Stensland/CTL Judge
Participating Artists include:
- James Frank
- Elane Graves
- Ken Henke
- Mark James
- Doug Kinnear
- David Mayhew
- Carolyn Miller
- Cheri Montgomery
- Cheryl Pennington
- Emelyn Morris Sayre
- Kathleen Snead
- Erik Stensland
- Steven Vanderleest
- Rich Vorinski
- Gary Wade
- Carol Walker
- G. Wigler
- Lindsey Wohlman
The public is invited to attend an Artist Reception on May 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Musical entertainment will feature guitar music by singer/songwriter Jason Wilder. Wilder is an original songwriter and guitarist who currently lives in Estes Park. Wilder?s honest and powerful vocals along with his well crafted tunes are frequently compared to that of the early 1970s singer-songwriter movement, with regular comparisons to Elton John, Jim Croce, Cat Stevens and Dan Fogelberg. Artists will be on hand to meet with the public during the opening reception.
Hors d’oeuvres donated by The Grubsteak restaurant of Estes Park will be served along with refreshments.
About the Call for Entry Judge:
Erik Stensland was born in 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He soon moved to Montana where he developed a deep love for the mountains. From a very early age he was hiking and exploring the streams and forests around his mountain home.
In 1978 Erik’s family returned to Minnesota where he completed his early education. In 1991 after finishing college, he moved to Europe where he met his wife Joanna. They married and moved to the Balkans living in Bulgaria, Albania and Kosovo, where they spent 12 years assisting local churches and development agencies. In January 2004, they returned to the States for personal restoration and so that Erik could complete his MA in Organizational Development. They settled near Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado which enabled Erik to pursue his love of nature through photography.
Stenslend will display several of his photographs as part of the show collection.
Capturing the Light will remain on display through May 25, 2014. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 12 noon to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday, and after May 17 the gallery will be open seven days a week.
For over 24 years the Cultural Arts Council has been serving the greater Estes Valley and State of Colorado with a mission to ?enhance the quality and accessibility of visual and performing arts for people of all ages.