My first one man show

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    I am happy to announce my first one man show. It only took 65 years, retirement and six college courses, but it feels great now. Please attend
    and introduce yourself if the distance is reasonable for you.

    Macro Metallic Spirals - Illusions of Grandeur

    Twenty one, 11x14 inch, black and white photographs, that play with
    metallic spirals, scale, reflection and illusion. The negatives were made
    with a 4x5 camera, developed and printed in the darkroom your ideas
    helped me build. Thank you.

    Folk Hall Projects Gallery
    The University of Akron
    Meyers School of Art
    150 East Exchange St.
    Akron, Ohio USA

    Opening Reception: Monday, February 21, 2005, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Gallery closed Tuesday: Gallery open again Wednesday – Friday
    8 AM – 6 PM

    John Powers
     
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    Congratulations! :smile:
     
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    Congrats, John!
     
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    Congratulations John!

    It's always nice to see a fellow APUG member hanging their first show.

    Good Luck!

    Jim
     
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    Go git them... :smile:
     
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    Congratulations. I'm glad to hear there is still hope for us 'retirees'. If I lived within 100 miles of Akron I would be there.

    Good luck (But I guess your show proves it's not about luck).
     
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    ditto
     
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    Mr John Powers, I´m in Brazil right now, wich keeps me from going to see your show... Very nice! I´m really happy for you, and hope everything goes well! Send us news from the vernissage.

    André Ferreira.
     
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    Congratulations John!

    I hope its the first of many shows for you.
     
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    Congratulations John, and best wishes for your show.
     
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    Congratulations I had my first one person show about 6 months ago. You should be very excited.
     
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    Way to go John! I'm excited for you!! Enjoy your opening!!!

    (During the run of the show, try to get in there after hours all by yourself...drink it in...soak it up...really LOOK at your work...you'll walk away changed).

    Murray
     
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    Well done. Do we get to see it on the web ?
     
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    Congrats John, and I hope that this is the first of many more exhibits to come.

    gene
     
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    Congratulations. Best wishes for a successful show.
     
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    Thank you all. It is great to find such support from the family of APUG.
    It is an exciting and happy moment. I wish the same good feelings to all
    working to approach their first.

    John Powers
     
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    I'm in Australia, but would love to see the show.

    Send photo's :smile: Pun intended

    Graham
     
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    I'll send post cards saying "wish you were here" and you will be.
    It will be the cheapest air fare coming and going.

    John
     
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    Congratulations from an old U. of A. grad (69). I get back to Akron occasionally. When does your show end?
    Chuck
     
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    Congradulations, John! I hope it all goes well for you. Please don't take this as a been there done that but I remember my first show and there was a group of about 20 lesbians that rolled in from Minneapolis/St. Paul. I had my wife and children along with me and they were really taken aback (by the sheer numbers). The questions were interesting, thought provoking and all and all was a really great experience. Enjoy your show John. All the best
     
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    Chuck,

    Thank you. I have to tear down the show by 6 PM Friday, Feb. 25.
    I will be there for the opening Monday 6-8 PM and of course the tear down.
    If you are going to be in town we would love to see you. My wife graduated UA 1968.
    We can schedule a meet off line if you like.

    John
     
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    Congratulations John, make sure you enjoy every single minute of it and ignore the ignorant ones. I think your a much better person than me as I'd have given up long before you waited!
     
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    TPPhotoq, thank you for the congratulations.

    Please understand that it has not been a long wait. I have just started. For me retirement was the opportunity to reinvent myself from logistics software salesman
    to creative photographer. This was a hobby lurking in the wings since I graduated from college the first time, forty years ago. The hobby has exploded into a full
    time joy of college courses, platinum workshops, a darkroom, Friends of Photography, APUG, and growth in incremental steps from 35mm to 8x10. Retirement is a passage
    in life from which many do not recover. Retirement for me has been a creative and exciting explosion. I just hope I have the opportunity to keep at it.

    It is wonderful to have such encouragement. Thank you.

    John