an environmental portrait class, competition and exhibition
RESPONDING TO COVID FATIGUE — Pomerene Center for the Arts is working with Lauren K. Davis (Coshocton Alum and Associate Photographer at Feinknopf) to present an online environmental portrait class, competition and exhibition inspired by the work of Arnold Newman (1918–2006)
Mr. Newman is considered the pioneer of environmental portraiture. In her article “Examining Arnold Newman’s Environmental Portraits.” New York Times, 11.26.2018, Rena Silverman quotes Newman’s gallerist Howard Greenberg —
“(He used his) camera to create a formal composition and then kind of fit the sitter in.”
“This feels like a good description of how our houses feel to us now,” says Anne Cornell of the Pomerene Center. “We’re doing our best to fit in, fit them around us.”
Lauren Davis comments “One thing that this staying home has afforded me is the chance to watch how the sunlight moves around my house throughout the entire day.”
Anyone interested in participating should remember these important dates (there is no fee though donations are always welcomed)
Feb. 9 – 18
ROLLOUT information, videos, and interviews posted to the Pomerene Center for the Arts facebook and instagram accounts
Feb. 20, 9am-10am | Facebook Live Class with Lauren K. Davis
March 10 | BRAD FEINKNOPF of Feinknopf Photography will choose 7 winning photographs.
March 17-August 8 | Winning photographs will be on exhibit as banners in the artPARK.
For an effortless chance to learn about Arnold Newman and environmental portraiture, meet architectural photographer Brad Feinknopf who worked with Arnold Newman back in the day and reconnect with Mrs. Beall if you were fortunate enough to have her for a high school art teacher or to simply connect with her if you weren’t — listen in to these conversations while driving or doing the dishes.
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