Photosynthesis 2016

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Photosynthesis 2016

Time: August 24, 2016 at 5pm to September 6, 2016 at 5pm
Location: ArtSpring
Street: 100 Jackson Ave.
City/Town: SaltSpring Island
Website or Map: http://http//artspring.ca
Event Type: group, exhibition
Organized By: Pierre Mineau
Latest Activity: Aug 18, 2016

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Event Description

The opening reception of our annual Photosynthesis Photo Show is Aug 24th from 5-7:30 pm at Artspring. Please come and join us. The show continues daily from Aug 25th to Sept 6th from 10 - 5 pm at Artspring.

History of Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is a group of artistic Salt Spring Island photographers founded in 1994. It has fluctuated over the years but is comprised of approximately 20 photographers, chosen for the quality of their work and invited to join as permanent members as space allows. The Photosynthesis group has exhibited annually at Artspring since 2001 and this has become an exciting not-to-be-missed island tradition. This year’s exhibit represents a slight departure from past ones in that it will be a thematic show entitled “Between Word and Image”. Participating photographers will present new work, chosen to accompany a piece of writing of their choice. The intent is to go beyond the simple viewing of the image but rather, to create a symbiosis that engages and challenges the viewer.

The show includes works by 19 of the permanent members as well as 3 guest photographers and a few students from the High Schools’ photography programme. Showing works that have not been previously displayed ensures that the show will be fresh, vibrant and exciting.

The opening reception is on August 24th from 5 - 7:30 pm at ArtSpring. The show will run until September 6th with at least one member in attendance at all times to meet visitors and discuss the group’s creations.  Come and see the best that photography has to offer and share a bit of our island in the process.

Artspring Gallery is open 10-5 daily. For information, go to: http://www.photosyn.ca.

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