“View Finders” Exhibit at Michener Museum
“SNAEFELLSNES PENINSULA, ICELAND”: This photo by Michael A. Smith is featured in “View Finders: Four Photographic Voices,” an exhibition showcasing the work of four photographers from the Delaware Valley. “View Finders” is at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., from May 26 to August 26.
Beginning May 26, the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pa., will present “View Finders: Four Photographic Voices,” an exhibition showcasing the contemporary work of four photographers in the Delaware Valley: Paula Chamlee, Catherine Jansen, Brian H. Peterson, and Michael A. Smith. “View Finders” will be open through August 26.
Curated by Guest Curator Liz K. Sheehan, the exhibit will include Chamlee’s incisive studies of surface and place; a selection from Jansen’s project “1008,” an “experiential journey into sacred storytelling” created in more than 25 trips to India; Peterson’s melodic explorations of nature and light; and a range of Smith’s rarely exhibited portraits from across the globe.
On the occasion of the Michener’s 30th anniversary, “View Finders” celebrates the contributions of these artists and recognizes photography as a significant force in the legacy of the region. In concert with the exhibition, the Michener will also present lectures and/or gallery talks by each artist. Brian Peterson, the Michener’s former chief curator, will present a three-part lecture series.
“Despite their differences in process, technique, and equipment, all four artists emphasize the power of photography to represent connection and to communicate an experience of environment, energy, and spirit,” said Sheehan.
The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine Street in Doylestown, Pa. It is open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (215) 340-9800 or visit the website at www.michenerartmuseum.org.