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October 1st, San Marcos, TX: OPEN HOUSE: The Wittliff Collections 25th Anniversary Exhibitions

© Mariana Yampolsky

The Wittliff Collections
25th Anniversary Exhibitions Open House
Saturday, October 1, 2011, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

“The Wittliff’s 25th Anniversary Exhibitions will be celebrated withsomething new:  a combined open house! Curators and staff will be on hand to answer questions about The Edge of Time: Photographs of Mexico by Mariana Yampolsky, Illuminating Texas: 25 Lone Star Moments, and The Dazzling Instant photographic show. Authors and photographers whose works are held at the Wittliff will be invited, and refreshments—including anniversary cake, of course—will be served. This event is in conjunction with Family Weekend and ‘Discover Texas State,’ the university’s premier open house event showcasing the many exciting things happening on campus.”

The Edge of Time, photographs of Mexico by Mariana Yampolsky
“This exhibition honors Mariana Yampolsky‘s role in the Wittliff Collections’ history with 60 black-and-white photographs of Mexico she created during the 30-year span of 1964 to 1994. Reflecting Yampolsky’s lifelong concerns, her images capture rural Mexico and its people with respect and infinite care. They function as works of art and as evidence of moments in Mexico’s history when ways of life that have endured for centuries faced the onslaught of modernization.”

The Dazzling Instant
“Presenting 95 images by 70 photographers, this Wittliff Collections anniversary exhibition was inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson, who wrote, “The photograph is a guillotine blade that seizes one dazzling instant in eternity.” Each photograph on display can be seen as a powerful or poetic moment, including such classics as Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams, Watching the Dancers by Edward Curtis, Portrait of the Eternal by Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother,” and Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima by Joe Rosenthal. This exhibition also spotlights the 12 volumes in the Wittliff’s Southwestern & Mexican Photography Book Series published primarily by UT Press, with prints by Kate Breakey, Keith Carter, Graciela Iturbide, Jayne Hinds Bidaut, Josephine Sacabo, Rocky Schenck, Bill Wittliff, and others.”

The Wittliff Collections, Alkek Library
Texas State University – San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas  [map]
phone: 512.245.2313

September 17th, Gilbert, AZ: Art Intersection Open House and Opening Reception

Art Intersection
Opening Celebration
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Photographic Arts Lab Open House: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
“This one of a kind facility in Arizona and one of only a few in the country provides access to digital and traditional photographic facilities. The newly completed workspace completes the vision for Art Intersection by becoming an educational hub for photographers and artists of all levels to learn, create and exhibit.

The new facility encompasses darkrooms for black and white printing, film developing, alternative process printing, a digital lab with workstations, large format printers and film scanners, and a classroom with areas for critiques and artist meetings.

Exploring the Roots of Photography, Opening Reception: 7:00 – 10:00 pm
“Exploring the Roots of Photography is an exhibition of historical and contemporary photographic processes including Daguerreotypes, photogravures, tintypes, cyanotypes, and gelatin silver prints from distinguished photographers from the past including Alfred Stieglitz, Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Harry Callahan, Paul Strand and important photographers of today.”

Art Intersection
207 N Gilbert Rd Suite 201
Gilbert, Arizona 85234  [map]
Phone: 480-361-1118

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