Thursday, March 28, 2019

Gathering Light

Spring greetings friends...

Today was a sparkling, warm, sunny day on Salt Spring...we are gathering light indeed. It's hard to believe that it was only a few weeks ago that I shovelled a path to my car through snow and ice so that I could load it with artwork that I would then carry down for an exhibit in California. And, deliver the art I did (I felt like Alice in Wonderland driving a Wells Fargo wagon through the wild western frontier).

I feel very honoured to be showing alongside fellow photographers Robert Taylor, Aryan Chapell and Roger Franklin in a group exhibit titled Gathering Light, at the beautiful Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah. The display is up until May 26th. Hours are Wed -Sat 10:30 - 4:30, Sun 12-4:30.

I won't take away from the surprise by talking too much about it, or putting the whole show online. However, here's a link to a thoughtful article about the photographers and the show that appeared in the Ukiah Daily Journal: Friendship and Photographs on Display in Ukiah By Carole Brodsky.

Robert Taylor also offered this insightful summary of our gathered work:  The current state of photography is not one thing or the other, but many things, and "Gathering Light" reflects the rich panoply of its offerings.  We hope a wide range of viewers to the exhibit will enjoy this diverse richness and the maturity of photographic vision reflected in it.   

I lived in Mendocino County for over 30 years. Now, wherever I am, Mendocino County lives in me.The pictures I’ve chosen for Gathering Light are an homage to my former home and to Nature, our collective home. The images are each color pigment prints, over painted with acrylics, mounted to wood panels with hand made frames.

The Grace Hudson Museum in itself is a treasure. I highly recommend a visit, even if you aren't able to make it during the dates of the show. To learn more about the museum, visit:

I'd like to express my gratitude to the generous and talented team at the Grace Hudson Museum: Curator Karen Holmes, exhibit designers and installers Karen Holmes, Denver Tuttle, Sherri Smith-Ferri, Eric Neilson, Dylan Novak, Kristen Marrow, Jose Ruiz, and museum director David Burton.

From left:
Aryan ChapellRobert TaylorAmy MeliousRoger Franklin

Clockwise, from left:
After the Harvest, California,
Little Lake, TracksArtwork by Amy Melious.

Grace Hudson Museum

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