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Northfield Senior Center Art Show reception: saaaweeet

Griff Wigley, Northfield Senior Center Art Show. Photo by Patsy Dew Northfield Senior Center Art Show. Photo by Patsy Dew Joyce Francis, Northfield Senior Center Art Show. Photo by Patsy Dew Northfield Senior Center Art Show. Works by Joyce Francis and Griff Wigley

I’m really pleased with how Monday’s reception went for my Northfield photography exhibit (Near-Far Northfield) at the Northfield Senior Center Gallery.  A couple dozen people came over the course of the two hours, keeping me chatting the whole time while fellow artist Joyce Francis engaged visitors with her gel plate demo. The refreshments (including wine) and food provided by the NSC were a nice touch. And I sold two pieces.

Senior Center Assistant Director Patsy Dew and her crew of volunteers had to come up with a creative solution when they discovered that my photos couldn’t be hung using their gallery wires. (I used 3/4 inch peel/stick mounting boards from MountingBoards.com.) So instead, they put each photo on a small frame holder and placed them all in three glass cases. Brilliant.

Props to my sweetie, Robbie Wigley, who helped me throughout the preparation for this show, including the delicate task of mounting and trimming the photos.

The exhibit runs through Oct. 13.

My Northfield photo exhibit opens with a reception on Sept. 9 at the Northfield Senior Center

Griff Wigley, Northfield Senior Center Gallery Exhibit, 2013 Patsy DewCard-FrancisWigley

My photography exhibit (Near-Far Northfield) opens in the Northfield Senior Center Gallery next Monday, September 9 with a reception from 5-7 pm.  The exhibit runs through Oct. 13.  Senior Center Assistant Director Patsy Dew (who has her own Patsy Dew Pix photography website) asked me to submit a blurb for the show. I wrote:

Fall colors Bridge Square, Northfield. © Griff WigleyI started taking photos of Northfield and its community events in 2003 and publishing them on the Northfield.org and Locally Grown Northfield website. My online gallery has over 300 albums with 15,000+ photos. For this exhibit, I have selected images that feature close-ups of various objects with identifiable scenes of Northfield in the background.

All but one of the photos in the exhibit are Northfield-themed macros, hence the show title Near-Far Northfield. The photo above of the flower on Bridge Square with the First National Bank of Northfield in the background is one that Patsy selected for the show’s publicity post cards.  And yes, the photos in the show will be for sale.

For the reception and month-long show, I’m teamed up with friend and Northfield artist Joyce Francis. The blurb on her work:

Joyce Francis - Northfield Patch photoJoyce Francis is an artist with a passion for a newly discovered medium: gel printing. She writes, “I got hooked in early June and have spent the entire summer totally obsessed with gel-plate printing. This mono printing process is full of magical surprises. Even though the artist has control over the design idea one never knows for sure what will be revealed when the paper is pulled off the plate. The possibilities are endless. “ Francis will be demonstrating this process at the opening reception on Sept 9.

I blogged about Joyce on my Locally Grown Northfield blog back in May 2007 when she displayed her calligraphy at the HideAway. Northfield Patch had an article about her artisan bookmaking back in January of 2012.