SARAH RYDGREN PHOTO EXHIBIT IN STETSON GALLERY THROUGH NOVEMBER

Long Exposure in Sebago Snow Tunnel

November at the Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead will feature the photographs of Sarah Rydgren of Salem. Rydgren’s exhibit, ‘home,” will be celebrated at an opening reception on Sunday, November 2, from 12-2 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.

 

Sarah Rydgren, a 28 year native of Salem, has always had an interest

in the outdoors, nature, travel and photography.  She briefly studied

film photography at Montserrat College of Art, however, she is

completely self-taught in digital photography, specializing in Nikon

DSLR Cameras and Adobe Photoshop. Sarah is now pursuing a

Bachelor’s Degree in environmental biology and geology at Salem State

University and works as a Ranger in Ipswich for the Trustees of

Reservations. She recently moved back to her hometown of Salem with

her 6 year old son, Maverick, and her two cats. You can often see

Sarah spending her free time hiking and photographing the North Shore.

She has been influenced by such photographers as Ansel Adams, Darren

Jew, Paul Nicklen and Paul Souders.

 

Rydgren calls this exhibit “home” because, she says, “Home is where you feel comfort, and most of my work displayed in this show was taken during the last year, while I was healing from my father’s death.

 

“I have been inspired by nature and the outdoors for my entire life, and photography has tied into that very well for me. I photograph landscapes and wildlife that I encounter, and am drawn to areas close to home that I find comforting and beautiful. The interaction between light and a scene is invigorating to me, and the role the seasons play with changing the landscape around me never ceases to amaze me. I hope that my work inspires others to get outside and explore, and to realize that they don’t necessarily have to travel far from home to see incredible places. I recently upgraded from a Nikon D90 to a Nikon D7000, and print on paper, aluminum, glass and canvas.

 

Sarah Rydgren has a diverse portfolio and a broad range of skill but

specializes in landscape photography. Sarah has been featured in

several local publications including Newburyport Magazine, is a regular

contributor to the Salem News, and has had a full spread feature in

the Ipswich Chronicle. Her work has been hung and displayed at the

Howling Wolf and Witch Dr. Galleries in Salem. Cranes Beach has also

used her photography for their social media pages.

 

Stetson Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (1 p.m. Mondays) and during Church events at other times. The winter/spring 2015 Gallery season will continue with: January, watercolors by Marblehead native Wendy Hubbard; February, watercolors by Winnie Burns; March, paintings by Jane McKenna; April, art by the mother and daughter duo Elaine Caliri Daly and Dianna Daly, featuring music by the Daly family; May, photographs by Linda Silva Palleschi; June, floral photographs by Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo. Curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva welcome inquiries from artists for the 2015-2016 gallery season at stetson@uumarblehead.org.

 

 

JUNE RHODES’ PHOTOGRAPHS OF MARBLEHEAD FEATURED IN STETSON GALLERY THROUGH OCTOBER

 

SJune Rhodes birdhousesUNDAY, October 5, 12-2 PM: Opening Reception for an exhibit of photographs by June Rhodes, at Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. For further information visit uumarblehead.org or email stetson@uumarblehead.org.

 

 


 

June Rhodes Marblehead motif

Photographs of Marblehead by June A. Rhodes will be the featured exhibit throughout October at the Stetson Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Sunday, October 5, from 12-2 p.m. at the Gallery, located at 28 Mugford St., Marblehead.

June A. Rhodes has taken many photos over the years, the majority of them in Marblehead, where she lives. Primarily self taught, she has studied at the New England School of Photography and has learned much from colleagues in a local camera club. Having started with a 110 camera and progressed as technology changed, she has found her artistic comfort zone in medium format.

 

June Rhodes pic 2June’s photos have appeared in many local publications. When the schooner Lynx was in Marblehead in 2011 three of her photos of the visit were used in the book “America’s Privateer” Lynx and the War of 1812. The book was published January 20, 2012 by the Lynx Educational Foundation.

Rhodes says, “I enjoy photography, like a painter enjoys painting. My interests are creating scenic and nature studies with things seen every day. I believe my love of Marblehead comes through in my photos in this show, which is a diverse look at Marblehead, from sailboats to fishing shacks, and so much more.”

June Rhodes pic 1Stetson Gallery showcases artist members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead and the wider artistic community. The Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (1 p.m. Mondays) and during Church events at other times. The 2014/2015 Gallery season will continue with the following artists: November, photographs by Sarah Rydgren; March, paintings by Jane McKenna; April, art by the mother and daughter duo Elaine Caliri Daly and Dianna Daly; May, photographs by Linda Silva Palleschi; June, floral photographs by Rev. Wendy von Zirpolo. Curators Anthony and Jo Ann Silva have openings for exhibits in January and February, 2015, and welcome inquiries from artists at stetson@uumarblehead.org.