This was the year I finally visited Europe for the first time - and I did it alone, and saw 5 countries: Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Turkey. More accurately, I visited towns or cities briefly in 5 countries - but it was a wonderful first taste of the beauty and history of the continent, and a great adventure, and I felt like a kid in a store full of photographic candy.
I gave a slide presentation of some of my images from the trip at Arts Mid-Hudson as part of their Unexpected Travels series and exhibit. I was concerned that I might not achieve my primary goal of sharing the experience with the pleasure I felt in traveling and creating these images, the beauty and fascination of the places I saw, but it was very well received by the audience. I'm grateful to Arts Mid-Hudson for the opportunity to share it. I've been asked to repeat the presentation in September, tentatively Monday evening September 14 at 7pm. The second presentation will include, additionally, Athens and more photos from other places that were not in the first iteration.
Art created from the images I took on this trip will be available for view in my solo exhibition at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park:
Dates: August 29 to October 10
"New Eyes and Extra Colors: Bringing the Journey Home"
Opening Reception: September 4, 4-7 pm
Gallery Open Hours: Thursday, 3-6pm; Friday - Sunday, 12-6pm
This show coincides with the members' show, "A Meeting of Minds", at ACHP. I look forward to seeing you there. I'll be participating in future shows at Artists' Collective of Hyde Park as well.
Other works of mine are on display at Queen City Bistro in Poughkeepsie and Coppola's Restaurant in Hyde Park.
Be well and live in art.