Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Charles W. Ward Mural for the Michener Museum

Earlier in August, I had the pleasure of going to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina to photograph one of Charles W. Ward’s murals in a former Post Office building. The photography was done for the James A. Michener Art Museum in Bucks County, PA. for an upcoming exhibition and catalog of Charles Ward’s paintings. The building is now the law offices of Wellman, White & Wilson. The mural is located in a small conference room measuring 12 by 10 feet and is about 8 feet off the floor. The mural itself is 11 feet 6 inches long and 5 feet high and as you can see from views of the room and mural below, a tight fit in the room. I wish to thank Bill White who kindly had the light fixture that hangs in the middle of the room removed for the photography session. The exhibit of Charles Ward’s paintings, curated by David Leopold, opens October 31, 2009.

Photographs of the setup and how one normally must view the mural

Friday, August 14, 2009

BHC Celebrates Grand Opening of Oak Summit at Goose Creek

On Thursday, July 30, Better Housing Coalition celebrated the grand opening of its newest community revitalization initiative adjacent to Historic Manchester in South Richmond. The ribbon-cutting event for Oak Summit at Goose Greek took place at 117 E. 13th Street, during which two of the first four newly constructed single-family homes were open for tours. Mayor Dwight Jones was on hand to lead the ceremony. A city employee and one of the new homeowners was also in attendance to welcome the guests.

Rob Holcomb of Keller Williams and Michael Venable, Homeowner in front of his new home.

Mayor Dwight Jones speaking before the Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Recent Photography of Art / Early Summer

I have said before that I am awful at keeping this blog up to date and this is a good example. It has been awhile since I added new images so I thought I would go back to early summer and put up some examples of art I shot back then. All of these works are by people who are wonderful artists and also great fun to be around. Enjoy the work.

Ceramic Vessel by Ed Brownlee

Painting by Christine Gray

Ceramic Sculpture by Kay Franz

Tapestry by Susan Iverson