Kirwen Art Gallery Show - Elmore, Ohio - 01DEC07

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  1. DougGrosjean

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    This Saturday, December 1st, from 3:00 PM to Midnight, I'll be
    exhibiting three of my panoramic photographs at an Open House at
    Kirwen Art Gallery in Elmore, Ohio. It wasn't a goal of mine to be in
    an art show, hadn't thought of myself as an artist, but I've got a
    hunch I'll fit right in, and I appreciate the opportunity. I suspect
    I'll even enjoy it. *:smile::smile: It's my second exhibit of panoramics, so
    it's definitely still a thrill.

    Of the three prints that will be on display, two will include
    motorcycles. One is Harleys (dozens of 'em) lining the main street in
    small-town Genoa, Ohio; on a Bike Nite this past summer. The other is
    a 360-degree panoramic of Pemberville's main street, including a Gold
    Wing parked in front of the local watering hole, the "Animal Shelter."
    The Animal Shelter was recently turned into a more family-friendly
    place, so that photograph is already history.

    The Pemberville shot sold right away too, to the Pemberville
    restaurant formerly known as the Animal Shelter, now Cherry's Pub &
    Grub. History, you know... Angle of view is just under 360 degrees,
    as there was a light pole behind my back that added nothing to the
    scene, so that portion of the 360 was cropped out, leaving maybe a 355
    degree shot.

    The third shot is the Toledo skyline at night. Interesting shot in a
    different way. *No bikes, as it was shot in late winter of 2006. But
    since it was shot from the Anthony Wayne bridge about 100' over the
    East Toledo neighborhood where I grew up, on medium-format film, it
    has tons of detail. Foreground you have the Willis B. Boyer lake
    freighter / museam and the neighborhood, midground you have Toledo's
    cluster of tall buildings and office space, further out you have grain
    elevators and construction rigs building the new I-280 single-pylon
    suspension bridge, and farther away still are oil refineries and
    radio towers. Above that are the low-hanging clouds, lit by the city
    lights from below. The overall angle of view is just under 180
    degrees.

    The main thing is they're all local, showing everyday scenes in a new
    way. The Toledo shot was taken maybe 15 miles from my home, the Genoa
    shot maybe 10 at most, and the Pemberville shot I opened the door to
    my apartment and crossed the street.

    I was helping to get the place ready after work last night, and saw
    many other photos that are in the show. Several LF contact prints,
    in particular an 8x10 of a man being shaved at an old-fashioned
    barber shop where the detail was just incredible.

    Here's a bit more info on the show:

    Kirwen Art Gallery, Open House Invite:
    http://www.kirwenart.com/index_files/Kirwen_Ad120107.pdf

    Directions to Kirwen Art Gallery in Elmore Ohio:
    http://www.kirwenart.com/index_files/Directions.htm

    I intend to be there the whole time. My SO Sharon will be there with me
    early on, but not all the way to midnight. Makes for a long day, so
    I don't blame her for not staying for the entire event.

    Oh, and I just droppped the images off at the gallery a little bit
    ago. They'll have food, other art and other artists, and you're all
    invited. :smile::smile::smile::smile::smile: I asked about the food - lots of seafood,
    bouliabaise (I know the word, but don't know what it is), Mexican...
    and some no-cheese dishes as well. I'm told I just have to bring
    something to drink.

    Funny addendum here - mom always wanted me to study design, rather
    than art. And now look where I've ended up anyway, in spite of her
    good intentions..... :wink::wink:

    Best,
    Doug Grosjean
    NW Ohio