February 2, 7 p.m. at the Phoenix Art Museum: “Brett and Sonya: Personal Views”

A lecture, gallery discussion (both 2/2) and a platinum printing demonstration (2/5) in conjunction with the exhibition “BRETT WESTON and SONYA NOSKOWIAK: INSPIRED VISION”  at the Phoenix Art Museum:

“This exclusive evening begins with an insightful overview of Inspired Vision by Norton Family Curator of Photography Rebecca Senf, Ph.D.

Change of Venue: The evening’s program will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Whiteman Hall with a brief introduction, followed by a gallery talk in the Norton Gallery with Kim Weston, Rebecca Senf and Randy Efros for an inside look at works in the exhibition.

RELATED DEMONSTRATION:

Exposure to Platinum Printing

February 5, 1-4 p.m.

In this afternoon workshop, learn how to make platinum prints! Begin with Randy Efros and Kim Weston, two platinum photographers, who share their work and careers. Then work with these professionals to create your own photograph, from personal or provided negatives, to take home.

Cost: $20 Museum Members, $25 non-members. Space is extremely limited;click here to register.

The INSPIRED VISION exhibition continues through March 13, 2011.

About the exhibition, from the website:

In the early decades of the 20th century, young artists Brett Weston (1911-1993) and Sonya Noskowiak (1900-1975) rejected the accepted mode for art photography and embraced the cutting edge: modernism.

Both seriously pursued the medium on the encouragement of Edward Weston – father to Brett, and mentor and lover to Sonya. The elder Weston’s influence is apparent in Brett’s and Sonya’s early photography. However, both had extended careers that allowed for distinctive departures from their initial explorations.

Brett Weston and Sonya Noskowiak: Inspired Vision features 40 works by each photographer, allowing for comparisons between their landscapes, nature studies and portraits.

Brett Weston and Sonya Noskowiak: Inspired Vision is organized by the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.

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