Installation Views and Photos from the opening reception:
at UIC Student Center
Me with former student, Heriberto Quiroz
Talking with UIC students from China
It was a good time! Thankful for the opportunity to showcase 20 images from this series that I have been working on since 2008. Thanks to all who came to the opening or at any time while it was on display.
I am pleased to announce a solo exhibition of
my photographs, de Pavones, at UIC Student Center West Art Lounge.
UIC Student Center
West Art Lounge
828 S. Wolcott
Chicago, IL 60612
January 9 - February 9, 2012
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 9-5
Opening Reception: Thursday January 19, 4-7 pm
More info about my work:
The photographs in this series reflect my
interest in the rural surfing community of Pavones, Costa Rica, a small town
that is home to the world's second longest wave. Even with its attraction
for surfers, Pavones remains a rural community, untouched by the typical chain
hotels and restaurants you might expect to find in a tourist-driven Costa Rican
town with views of the Pacific Ocean. There are many reasons for its
protected state: its location near the southern tip of Costa Rica far from the
capitol city of San Jose; the unpaved roads into and through Pavones discourage
the less adventurous; and its lack of connection with the modern world.
Until 2008, there were no phone lines or Internet in Pavones. Since this
recent introduction of modern technology, the town has begun changing
rapidly. My intention is to create a portrait of Pavones by photographing
the residents, the many scenic spaces, and the local businesses.
So I've been submitting more work to shows lately and recently heard that I was accepted into 2 new exhibitions! The first one is the Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) 5th Annual Midwest Juried Exhibition. The juror was Chicago's own Catherine Edelman. I noticed a few other Columbia College Chicago alum will also be represented in the show: Margaret Wright, Nate Mathews, and Victor Yanez-Lazcano, along with former adjunct faculty member Jennifer Greenburg. Congrats to all!
The show will be on view Dec. 2, 2011 - Jan 21, 2012 opening reception Friday Dec. 9, 5-9 pm Walker’s Point Center for the Arts 839 S. 5th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
The other exhibition is a solo show (!) at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Student Center Gallery! Really excited about that one. I'll be showing images from my series de Pavones. This will be my first solo show of this work. Early warning on this one:
on view Jan. 9 - Feb. 9 2012 opening reception Thursday Jan. 19, 4-7 pm Art Lounge UIC Student Center West 828 S. Wolcott Chicago, IL
This 2nd version is smaller (7 x 7 inches) and it is available in either softcover or hardcover image wrap at a very affordable price. The book is 80 pages and features 57 photographs from the past 3 years.
Two weeks ago, my husband's best friend Nate (also the best man at our wedding) passed away. He had just turned 34, needless to say he was far too young. He had a tough lot in life and was just never quite able to keep things going on the upswing. But I remember many good times filled with the laughter of him and my husband. On many of our trips back home to Florida, Nate and Jesse would get up early with me to photograph and go fishing. Nate knew some of the best spots for both of those activities. Peace be with you Nate. You will be missed.