February 15, 2017

“Cell Phone Images Only” Art Exhibition at Stuart

“CONCRETE REEF”: This photo by Valerie Chaucer-Levine is part of the “Cell Phone Images Only” art exhibition on display in the Considine Gallery at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton from March 3– April 13. The public is invited to the Opening Reception on Sunday, March 5, 2-4 p.m. and the Gallery Talk on Tuesday, March 7, 1-2 p.m.

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart announces the spring exhibition in the school’s Considine Gallery will feature works from the Princeton Photography Club. Over 25 photographers are represented in the innovative exhibition, “Cell Phone Images Only,” which runs March 3 — April 13, and is made up entirely of images taken on cell phones. The opening reception is Sunday, March 5 from 2-4 p.m. There will be a gallery talk with the artists on Tuesday, March 7 from 1-2 p.m. The gallery is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, when school is in session. 

In a world of rapidly evolving technology, cell phones are quickly overshadowing cameras in popularity. From the family photo to the creative image, the smartphone has become the simplest tool to capture and share the moment; however, a printed form of the photo has become a rarity. The Princeton Photography Club began encouraging its 200+ members to make an effort to print their cell phone images in the interest of preserving images for future generations. “Cell Phone Images Only” is the visual manifestation of that idea.

The Princeton Photography Club provides curatorial management to two galleries, Lakefront Gallery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton and Millstone River Gallery at Merwick Care and Rehabilitation Center in Plainsboro, where art of all forms are on display year round. The club encourages its members to submit images to local and regional juried exhibits. Photographers join the Princeton Photography Club with their own talents and levels of achievement. While club members range from beginners using digital photography to experts in film photography, the basic tenet of the 1982 founders stands firm: The primary focus is to create art. Socializing at general meetings and at workshops, Princeton Photography Club members develop new and ongoing friendships. For more information about the Princeton Photography Club, visit: www.princetonphotoclub.org.