Stephen L. Crohn Gallery Exhibit:
Saugerties High School Photography Class
January – February 2020
ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, January 17, from 4-6pm
Thanks to a generous grant from Jimmy Fallon, Saugerties High School graduate and current host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, the high school’s Art Department was able to bring back a photography course for students in grades 10 through 12. For a third year now, all students have access to Nikon D3400 digital cameras, a color laser printer, and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite.
The class offers students the opportunity to gain professional skills that will make them competitive in the workplace, as well as training their eye to spot captivating images. Art teacher Amy Hayes teaches students how cameras, composition, and lighting work, and how to use photo-editing software. Students learn digital manipulation using Adobe Photoshop to creatively alter digital images as well as how to analyze and critique a photograph. The course covers various genres and techniques of photography including portraits, still life, self-portraits, rule of thirds, surrealism, and multiple flash exposure techniques. The goal of the course is to help students become well-rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography.
When she is not in the classroom, Amy Hayes is a Boiceville artist who works in pastel, pencil and watercolor.
In this photo, Saugerties artist Brian Lynch is seen installing a mural [5 x 21 feet] made specifically for our ground floor hallway between the Children’s Section and the Saugerties Public Library Art Gallery. It was created in connection with his show: Images from Everyday Life. The mural is collaged from various Lynch works. You can see many scenes and people depicted in Lynch’s unique style—a style that generates empathy for the human condition. This unique work is the first site-specific work done for the Library.
Click here for more information and artwork.
© Steve Crohn
|July – August 2019||Prudence See|
|September – October 2019||Tracy Kerdman|
|November – December 2019||Jill Finger|
|January – February 2020||Saugerties High School Photography Class|
|March – April 2020||TBD|
|May – June 2020||Timothy Petteys|
|July – August 2020||Kristy Bishop|
|September – October 2020||Mandolyn Wilson Rosen|