Stephen L. Crohn Gallery Exhibit: Saugerties High Schoolers
May 2018 – June 2018
Thanks to a generous grant from Jimmy Fallon, a Saugerties High School graduate and current host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, the high school’s Art Department has brought back a digital photography course for students in grades 11 and 12. All students have access to new Nikon D3400 digital cameras, a new color laser printer, and the entire Adobe Creative Suite. This exhibit was made possible through the generous support of donations made in memory of Jimmy’s mother Gloria Fallon. The English Garden on Partition Street custom framed the works at a special reduced price for the library.
Photographs that students produced in the class will be on exhibit in the library’s gallery from May 1 to June 30. There will be an exhibit opening on Saturday, May 12 from noon to 2 p.m. and everyone is invited to come and meet the photographers and enjoy their impressive work.
Each year Columbia-Greene Community hosts a high school art invitational, and this year, 11th grader Rachel Hoffstatter won second prize for a photograph she produced in the digital photography class. Another class participant, Maddie Gruen, had a photograph in the show as well.
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 Frohlich taught students how cameras, composition, and lighting work, and how to use photo-editing software. Students learned digital manipulation using Adobe Photoshop and Light Room to creatively alter digital images as well as how to analyze and critique a photograph. The course covered various genres and techniques including portraits, still life, self-portraits, rule of thirds, surrealism, and multiple 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 Frohlich is a Kingston artist who works in pastel and watercolor.
The mission of the Saugerties Public Library is to serve as a multi-cultural, inclusive institution dedicated to enhancing the life of every member of the Saugerties community by providing free access to a balanced collection of educational, cultural, informational and recreational materials and experiences in a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment.
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.
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© Steve Crohn
|July – August 2018||Lucretia Moroni|
|September – October 2018||Prudence See|
|November – December 2018||Fred DeVito|
|January – February 2019||Saugerties High School Photography Class|
|March – April 2019||Steve Gentile|
|May – June 2019||Elizabeth Shafer|
|July – August 2019||Raymond Steiner|