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CCAC to host reception for Regional Juried Photography Show

‘Chiaroscuro’

Untitled by Bill Crowell

LOCK HAVEN — As we slowly emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clinton County Arts Council is launching its 2021 season with the second exhibit on its calendar — the annual Regional Juried Photography Show.

The show will officially begin with an opening reception at the Station Gallery on Friday, June 11 at 6 p.m.

“We’re pleased to be able to resume our schedule by providing a platform, once again, for the talented photographers in our area to exhibit their work,” said Arts Council President Carol Cillo.

The theme for this year’s show, chosen by curator Karen Elias, is “Chiaroscuro,” which can be defined as the artful interplay of light and shadow. All entries are either in black and white or sepia, which allows the viewer to concentrate on the dramatic presentation of the photographic subject. Among this year’s images are a series of striking figure studies and portraits, as well as compelling shadow studies, landscapes, nature vignettes, and still lifes.

The judge for this year’s show is David Leidholdt, who has served as the Producing Artistic Director of Millbrook Playhouse since 2014.

Parksitting, by Maria Boileau

David came to Millbrook first in 2004 as director of “Smoke on the Mountain.” He has worked both in New York City and in Philadelphia, where he was the artistic director of the American Family Theatre. He was also the co-director of the Asbury Park New Jersey ReVision Theatre in the Carousel Building where the goal was to put a new spin on old plays.

He returned to Millbrook in 2007 as the director of “Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” Most recently, David was a guest artist at Lycoming College and Lock Haven University.

Prizes for the show will be awarded between 7 and 7:30 p.m. during the reception, after which a People’s Choice contest will follow, in which participants will vote for their favorite images. Ribbons for People’s Choice will be given out at the end of the night for those photos that receive the most votes.

This year’s show will be sponsored once again by Robert C. Gleghorn, President and Principal Agent of the Mountain Top Insurance Agency, Inc.

“We are extremely grateful for Mr. Gleghorn’s continuing support for our photo show,” said Cillo.

Morning Sun by Sandy Considine

The exhibit is free of charge. The public is invited to attend the reception to see the show, have some refreshments, talk with the photographers, and vote for the images they like best.

Parents should be aware that the show contains nudity. The exhibit will run until June 27.

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