Stephen L. Crohn Gallery Exhibit: Saugerties High School Digital Photography Class
January 2019 – February 2019
ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, January 11, from 4-6pm
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 was able to bring back a photography course for students in grades 10 through 12. For a second year now, all students have access to Nikon D3400 digital cameras, a color laser printer, and the entire 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 Frohlich taught students how cameras, composition, and lighting work, and how to use photo-editing software. Students learned digital manipulation using Adobe Photoshop 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.
This year the Saugerties High School art department has participated in the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards by submitting a total of 30 photographs taken by 14 Digital Photography students. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.
When she is not in the classroom, Amy Frohlich 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 2018||Lucretia Moroni|
|September – October 2018||Raymond Steiner|
|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||Prudence See|