Archive for April, 2015

Alison appeared on local Boston tv show

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CHECK OUT this clip from Chronicle, which aired last Friday night on Boston’s WCVB-tv. The show was about fine art photography, past and present, and they interviewed three photographers at the Focus Gallery in Cohasset. Alison did a great job, but the best part is at around the 6-minute mark. One of the anchors asked about that technique “Alice” uses, and the other, Anthony Everett, corrected the name and beautifully described Alison’s style.

Our first Advanced Mentorship show opens May 3rd

A guest blog: by Sue Dawson

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THERE’S ONLY ONE reason we’d open our gallery three weeks early. I complain brag about never getting even one day off during our busy season, which starts every year on Memorial Day weekend. So there’s gotta be a really good reason for me to work nonstop open our doors three weeks ahead of schedule. Lots of island businesses are pulling up the window shades, dusting off their shelves, and putting out their “OPEN” signs now, but we always wait until the big holiday weekend. Until this year.

Our first Advanced Mentorship group is affectionately known as our “guinea pigs,” since they’ve been with us since the very beginning of our Mentorship program in 2013. The culmination of their Advanced year is a group show in our gallery, for three weeks in May. From choosing what to hang, to writing an artist statement, deciding how to present their work, and creating a catalog of their photographs, they’ve worked hard and learned a lot.

The opening reception is May 3rd, from 4 to 6pm, at our gallery. The nine Advanced Mentorship members are: Gwen Norton, Doug Burke, Diane Collins, Jean Schnell, Estelle Disch, Kate Griswold, Karla Bernstein, David Matthews, and Steven Koppel. They’ll be hanging the show on the 2nd, and will all attend the reception, so you can meet them. We’re honored to be hosting such a stunning, diverse selection of work, and to be working with such a lovely group. In case you’re wondering, it’s worth my May…