Station Gallery to open juried photo show

“The Cafe — Havana” by Philip Huber

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Arts Council will open its annual regional juried photo show with a wine and cheese reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Station Gallery.

Karen Elias, head of the photo show committee and curator of the show, commented, “The images in this year’s exhibit include stunning portraits, provocative images of the human form, intriguing abstractions, and compelling meditations on the beauty and variety of our area (and elsewhere).”

The exhibit includes 40 images taken by 14 photographers from Lock Haven and environs, some of whom are professionals and others devoted amateurs. Though the photos can be grouped into categories such as landscapes, portraits, and abstractions, all are being judged according to the same criteria: originality, technical skill, composition, and artistic merit.

CCAC president Carol Ann Simon Cillo said the show’s generous sponsor, Brigandi, Gleghorn & Associates, Inc. (Robert C. Gleghorn, president and principal agent), allows the arts council to present cash awards in this show.

“The Station Gallery is fortunate to have sponsorships like this one,” Cillo said. “The community has shown a continuous offering of support since 2012.”

Ribbons will also be presented for the categories in “People’s Choice” selections, she said.

“This is always a special opportunity for the viewing public to select favorite choices on the night of the reception. That’s always a fun aspect of the show — as everyone can be part of the experience and share in honoring these photographers,” she said.

Philip Huber, artist and professor of art at Lock Haven University, is this year’s judge.

Originally from Allentown, Huber has traveled the world and depicts his experiences.

A recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship for Research and Teaching, he spent 10 months in Uzbekistan in 2005-06. His research consisted of photography, art direction and graphic design for the book “Architecture of Bukhara from the Ninth to the Twentieth Century” by Mavlyuda Yusupova.

At LHU, he has taught a wide range of courses, from the foundational introduction to art, color and two-dimensional design courses to photography, drawing, computerized design, and visual thinking. Huber also teaches a study-abroad seminar where students travel to London and Paris to learn about the masters firsthand.

In addition to working with scratchboard, his preferred medium, Huber continues his passion for photographing architecture. He has shown internationally and worked with publishers on both coasts.

The father of two, he is the faculty advisor for the LHU Fencing Club and is active as a CCAC member, with Fulbright, and with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Clinton County (now the Reach Out Mentoring Program).

The regional photo show will run until Aug. 4 at the Station Gallery, 2 E. Bald Eagle St. All are invited to attend the opening Friday night and encouraged to view the exhibit during regular hours. The gallery is open from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Be advised that this exhibit includes some nudity; parental discretion is advised.

IFYOUGO

- WHAT: Opening of regional juried photo show

- WHEN: 6-9 p.m. Friday

- WHERE: Station Gallery

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