Friday, September 27, 2013

"Freedom Comes Home" And "Freedom", Two New Shows Opening Tonight, September, 27th, 2013 at The Farmington Valley Arts Center, Avon, CT, 6:00-8:00 pm.

Photography Exhibit By Josh Quint: "Freedom Comes Home", Esther Drezner Gallery, Farmington Valley Arts Center Opens Tonight, September 27th, 2013

Last night I attended a preview opening of a new show at The Farmington Valley Arts Center's Esther Drezner Gallery called "Freedom Comes Home", an exhibit of photographs taken by Josh Quint who was deployed in Afghanistan. Accompanying the collection of images were displays of Josh's militiary gear.

Walking Into The Photos: Far Away From Home

As I walked around the gallery, I was trying to not only look at the photographs with my artist mind, but to also genuinely walk into the photos and imagine what it must be like to be miles away from the comforts of home in danger's way. I looked up from the photographs at one point trying to find the person in the room who was Josh Quint.

Jennifer DeGraff Brings Show To LIfe 

Jennifer DeGraaf, a board member and active member of the Center who brought this show to life, pointed to a young handsome clean cut fella dressed in a sweater who looked like the boy next door. I looked at him and then stared at one of the photos of Josh on the wall. Josh looked very different to me close up, in person. In the gallery he looked calm and relaxed and unburdened by the heavy load of gear and responsibility he carried in Afghanistan.

A Mother's Perspective

As a mother of four, with two sons, I was happy to see Josh home. Yes proud of him for protecting freedom, but relieved to see that the sress and fear of being miles and miles away from home was now lifted and captured in photographic memories of one of many chapters of his life.

Show Curator, Anna Rogulina, New Britain Museum of Art 

The 40 photographs exhibited came from a collection of 5000, that juror, Anna Rogulina, Assistant Curator of the New Britain Museum of American Art selected for the show. Tonight, Friday, September 27th, 2013 there will be the public opening of the show 6:00pm-8:00 pm.

Second Show Debuts In Fisher Gallery: "Freedeom" ,  Multi-Media Show, September 27thm 2013

In the Fisher Gallery at FVAC,  there is an opening of another show called "Freedom" which is a multi-media show of collages, paintings, illustrations  sculptors, photographers interpreting the theme of what freedom mean't to each of the artists. The opening is from 6:00-8:00 pm.

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