I have not one, but two exhibits in September and October that will feature works from my WayMaking Cairn contemplative photography practice.

WayMaking Cairn in artist made frame from re-purposed pallet wood.

WayMaking Cairn in artist made frame from re-purposed pallet wood.

Beginning September 8 through October 31st seventeen of my works are on exhibit at the Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana. The Library is open Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.  It closes at  9 pm Monday through Thursday, and at 5 pm on Friday and Saturday.   If you’re able to make it to the library, the works are on display on the first floor in the Community Room lobby, as well as the North and South Galleries on the 2nd floor.  I’ll be making an artist’s presentation on Saturday October 24th at 2:30 PM, discussing the works on display and this evolving practice.  I’ll be taking orders for works that day as well.   Doors open at 2:00 pm.

This exhibit allowed me the opportunity to create a body of work that is ready for exhibit at any gallery, complete with the majority of the images in custom made frames made from re-purposed pallet wood made by my brother, Al McQuade, and me.  I consider the frames as much a part of the art art as are the images themselves.

Intervention in Frame

“Intervention” image in artist-made frame on exhibit at Hammond Public Library

Pallets Pallet wood

Beginning September 25th and on through the end of October, one of my images “Beautiful Decay” will be included with fifty other works in the “Re-Picturing Photography”  exhibit at the Union Street Gallery at 1527 Otto Blvd. in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Union Street Gallery is a highly respected entity formed by and for artists in the region.  The website states it “was founded in 1995 as part of a small business incubation project, subsidized by the Chicago Southland Economic Development. In 1998, the first Gallery Director resigned and the Studio Artists stepped in and began to run the gallery as a collaborative. The artists recognized the gallery’s potential to be an important art resource both locally and on a national level, and the scope of the Gallery increased with the addition of national juried arts exhibitions and educational programming.”

Join me, the other artists and the curator at the opening reception on Friday, September 25 from 6 until 9 pm.

Re-Picturing Photography is curated by Allison Grant, assistant curator at the prestigious Museum of Contemporary Photography (MOCP)  in Chicago, on the campus of Columbia College Chicago.  MOCP is one of only two fully accredited museums of photography in the United States and serves as educational resource for all the local colleges and universities.  To be included in this exhibit is an honor, indeed.

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