Photosynthesis 2016

Event Details

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.

Comment Wall

August minutes

Pierre introduced the new team who will help shape the Club in the future.

Simon Henson

Larry Citra

Maggie Vancik

Roger Brooks

Maureen Milburn

Ellen Vesterdal

Justene Tedder

Plus returning executive members:

Pat Page

Kahsia Hartwell

Wendy Rosier

Anna McColm

This group will infuse some new energy and direction into the Club. Feedback from club members indicates that people would like more interactive educational activities (workshops, classes, small field trips etc.) and maybe a schedule of educational opportunities ahead of time so that people can plan to attend.

The Victoria Camera Club has an external speaker every month and are willing to share their list of speakers so we can participate, at a cost of $5 a person. The club has funds to cover this at the moment. This would require using the  Zoom format (which has worked so well during this Pandemic).

Club meetings will resume in October, giving this new group time to work out their ideas for new directions.

Some people are cautious about in person meetings (because of health issues) and others are ready and able to jump back in. Maybe in person meetings and Zoom meetings can co-exist. Something to talk about.

Maureen has offered to look into a monthly newsletter with, possibly, more coverage than the website offers such as emails, using facebook etc.

Avril would like to see an improved use of the website: more posts, more comments, more helpful critiquing. We might need a refresher course to remind us how to give constructive feedback.

Doug has a show about Covid in September at the library -  in the Community Program Room. He will give a talk on September 7th at Noon. This will be previously unseen material, not the triptychs we have seen on the website.

Photosynthesis has a virtual show coming up, starting on August 31st. Some club members also belong to this photography group.

There is no theme yet for the photography challenge in October but when that is decided it will be communicated to everyone.

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