Join me and many other local artists for the reception for the latest show “Math is Fun” this Saturday, February 29 from 7pm-10pm at Central Arts of Hurst located at
362 E Pipeline Rd. I have some of my astrophotography works hanging in the show, but I’ll also have a variety of prints available for sale too. If you can’t make it out, the work will remain on exhibit through March.
As a photographer trying to capture the Milky Way, there is a mathematical formula (the NPF rule) that helps us calculate what our long exposure should be based on our gear set-up: (35 x aperture + 30 x pixel pitch) ÷ focal length = shutter speed in seconds. The trick with astrophotography is understanding that just as our planet has a daily rotation, and rotates around the sun, that our solar system is in movement as well as our galaxy and all the celestial bodies in between. This means that while you need long exposure to catch such faint and distant light at night, you only have so many seconds before the camera tracks the movement of the celestial bodies. Generally speaking for milky way shots I shot at less than 15 seconds, but star trails can go for hours.
My first show of the year was a great success. Not only was there a great turn out supporting all the artists in the IGKooAS exhibition, but I sold some work too. Thank you for your support! If you missed joining us for the reception, the work will be on display through mid February at Central Arts of Hurst in the Bellaire Shopping Center located at 362 E Pipeline Rd in Hurst, Texas.
Before the Reception
by KC Hulsman: Fire Dance With Me (left), Venus Rising (right)
During the Reception
The photographer herself, KC Hulsman
You can see my piece “Fire, Dance With Me” (and a few others) hanging in the exhibition that opens this Saturday January 18 from 7pm-10pm at Central Arts of Hurst located at 362 E. Pipeline (in the Bellaire Shopping Center)!
Be sure to find me at the reception and ask me how I got the shot, was the model really a girl on fire? 🔥🔥🔥
For details about the Art Show and Reception, click here.
Gordon Parks’ career spanned decades, the Amon Carter Museum currently has an exhibition, The New Tide representing his early works from 1940-1950, closing December 29, 2019. Parks is one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century, who was not only remarkable for his photographic eye, but in his innate ability to tell a narrative. He was a groundbreaking photographer because he managed to cross the racial divide and pave the way for the minority photographers who would follow in his steps. He became the first African American photographer on staff at LIFE magazine, and also published work in Ebony magazine. His corpus of work covers fashion photography, Harlem, key influential figures and celebrities, the industrial war complex, and the civil rights movement presented with a bold and thoughtful look at community, inequality and poverty.
The entire exhibit was truly wonderful, but here are a few of the works that specifically stood out to me.
Ella Watson at work (Washingto DC Government charwoman)
Off on My Own
Anacostia, D.C. Frederick Douglass housing project. Mother watching her children as she prepares the evening meal, June 1942
Off on My Own
One of his most iconic photographs, is of Ella Watson, the Washington DC government charwoman, depicted standing in front of the American flag with a broom and mop in either hand as an allusion to Grant Wood’s famous American Gothic painting. This photo was the cover on Ebony magazine after the first American independence Day during World War II. Parks was not only ‘speaking’ to the hundreds of magazines that in a strike of patriotism had plastered their front covers with ‘Old Glory’ but he seized the moment to also speak to the inequality still present in America. The photo becomes a commentary on the times and demonstrates the artists thoughtful capability at creating a visual narrative.
The day started off chilly, but soon was absolutely perfect. You know it’s going to be a good festival when you sell a piece while still setting up! I always enjoy meeting new people, talking about my work, and am so appreciative for all the kind words and support. So thank you very much for visiting me during this year’s Keller Art Walk.
I’ll be at the Keller Art Walk tomorrow (Saturday, November 16th from 9am-5pm), in Old Town Keller. My booth (Number 44, circled on the map) is located in front of the Seven Mile Cafe. I’ll be debuting for sale new photographic works, and also bringing some of my older work too. The festival is free to attend, with free parking, and features Live Music 👨🎤 and a variety of local Artisans. 🖼
For festival info visit: https://www.cityofkeller.com/…/art-shows-ev…/keller-art-walk
I sit on the board of Directors for local arts non-profit, ARTS DFW. As part of our mission to raise funds for the local arts, we’re hosting a Day of the Dead Fundraiser. There will be drinks, food, face painting, live music (including mariachi, and the classical guitar), a community ofrenda (altar), and more! Please join us November 2, 2019 at 6:30pm in the Forest Ridge Funeral Home located in North Richland Hills, Texas.
Earlier tonight was the art reception for A Point of View, hosted at the Theatre of North Texas located at 545 South Nolen Drive, Suite 250 in Southlake, Texas which featured a selection of my long exposure, night photography among some other offerings by local area artists. Thanks to everyone who came out. If you haven’t had a chance to view the exhibit, the work will be on display through October 26. Enjoy the art, and stay for a performance!
And tomorrow, Saturday October 19 please find me across from Gus’s Famous Chicken on Magnolia Street in Fort Worth during this year’s Arts Goggle, the free festival features around a thousand artists, and 50 musicians or bands.
Despite the rain delaying artist set-up, we still managed to open on time. The first evening at South Street Art Festival may have been a bit chilly, but the rest of the weekend looks absolutely beautiful. I’ll be here through the weekend (October 11-13, 2019), so please come out and check out the free festival and support your local artists in downtown Arlington, Texas.
You can check out my art currently on display in the Waltzing Across Texas exhibition, October 1-28, 2019, inside the historic Lancaster Theatre located at 300 S. Main St in Grapevine, Texas.
Historic Lancaster Theater
Sue Casa (leftmost)
Hay (left), Not Amoosed (right)