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Spring 2015 Sugar House Art Walk Opens February 13th

Sugar House Art Walk

Cyrene Swallow - Blaine Clayton Featured Artist Show

New Featured Artist Show begins Friday, 20-March...just in time for Salt lake Gallery Stroll!

When Elves Go Bad Holiday Show

Elves are Santa’s always cheerful little helpers. Building toys and stuffing sacks with nary a complaint or frown, the diminutive lads and lasses work hard to get the goods out. But they have to have bad days now and then, no? Long hours tolling away in the frigid, starry-dark skies of the North Pole’s winter, grumpiness and maybe even mischievousness must set in occasionally, yes? How do they deal with the ever-jolly big guy and his missus? How do they blow off steam? They go ‘bad.’ Not real bad, not breaking bad, just a little bad, but in a good way. For the Holiday months of November and December, Local Colors of Utah would like to explore... 

“When Elves Go Bad” 

Bad Elves, Good Art…come discover it with us.

A Tale to Tell ... our new Featured Artist Show

Catherine Darling Hostetter and Melody Johnson are known for their whimsical paintings and collages. Join us at Local Colors of Utah for their featured show “A Tale to Tell.”

Receptions are October 17th, 6-9 PM for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll and the Sugar House Art Walk reception is November 14th, 6-9 PM.

Sugar House Art Walk on Friday October 10th

This Friday (October 10th) is Sugar House Art Walk and Local Colors of Utah is celebrating the "Colors of the Mediterranean"

Stacy Tonozzi and Ruth Kadas set off for the Mediterranean, where they explore the fabled city of Venice; the ancient capitol of Rome; the Renaissance birthplace, Florence; the romantic French/Italian Riviera; the quirky, cosmopolitan city of Barcelona; and the exotic Greek Islands. Via Stacy’s wonderful travel photographs and Ruth’s exotic jewelry, come to Local Colors Gallery and experience for yourself the vivid and varied Colors of the Mediterranean.

Colors of the Mediterranean Featured Artist Show

Stacy Tonozzi and Ruth Kadas set off for the Mediterranean, where they explore the fabled city of Venice, the legendary capitol of Rome, Florencethe Renaissance birthplace, the romantic French and Italian Riviera, the quirky, cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, and the exotic Greek Islands. Via Stacy’s wonderful travel photographs and Ruth’s exotic jewelry, come to Local Colors Gallery and experience for yourself the vivid and varied Colors of the Mediterranean.

The World Around Us Featured Artist Show

Local Colors new featured artist show opening in August is "The World Around Us."

Inspired by the beautiful places around the world to visit and create art, Cyrene Swallow will be exhibiting paintings of Italy, Grand Canyon, New Mexican Pueblos, Colorado's Cliff Dwellings, Yellowstone, Washington, Oregon and elsewhere.

September Sugar House Art Walk

2014-09-12 18:00
2014-09-12 18:00
America/Denver

Going Impressionist in Monet's Garden

Monet's Garden -- a little less than an hour by train from Paris -- is a wonderful place to flee from the hustle and bustle of the French capital. Assuming you are off-season of course, because the crowds do descend come summer.

Spring of 2013 in France was very wet, but we chose a relatively sunny day to visit Giverny, the small village where Claude Monet and his garden lived. The gardens are not huge but are quite beautifully laid-out. I began just doing some straight photography of the flowers but quickly realized that a tulip is much the same, whether in France, Holland or the US. (I've photographed flowers in Corsica, Provence, the South Tyrol, the Botanical Gardens of New York, southern Utah, and elsewhere. Without an environmental setting, there is little to distinguish one floral location from another one.)  A more creative approach was called for.

I began by mounting a neutral density filter on my lens. ND filters cut the amount of light coming into a camera's sensor or film. This allows for long exposures in bright sunlight without overexposure. The effects can be quite dreamy with blurred clouds, mist-like surf, and silky-smooth waterfalls. To achieve those effects one must mount the camera on a tripod so that everything else that is not in motion, remains tack sharp. In Monet's Garden I wanted a different look. Instead of mounting the camera on a tripod, I hand-held it for several to many seconds of exposure whilst moving it slowly about. The intent was to create photographic impressionism. I tried many different movement techniques, positions, and of course different flowers and arrangements. 

It was not clear what I would end up with until later that evening when I began processing the files. Many of the images were either too blurry or too boring (or both) but a small handful held promise. With further processing a very small body of images emerged from that shoot. These then are a sampling of my "impressions" of Monet's Garden.

I am pretty certain that were Claude Monet alive today he would be painting, rather than creating "photo impressions." His work was and is very tactile and there is something very physical about using brush and palette knife, canvas and paints. Yes, he would still be a painter. But, I am not, and so this is my photographic nod to his genius.

 

 

Travel, Architecture and Landscape are the palettes upon which Jeff Clay, the principal of Clayhaus Photographyphotographs. Travel to Paris, visit his dreamy creative galleries, or stop into Local Colors to see what's hanging. He lives in Salt Lake City, UT with his wife, Bonnie, and their three wild and crazy retrievers.

 

 


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