Time flies and it’s already heading towards the end of the month. This week is PDN’s Photo Expo It runs from Thursday the 22nd to Saturday the 24th at the Jacob Javits Center, NYC. This is one of the most important events in photography. Jene Youtt and I, (Mary Durante Wehrhahn) will be there on Thurs and Friday, meeting up with photographer Jack Cutler for dinner and I’m sure indepth conversations of what the industry has to offer. We’ll be looking at vendors hawking their latest in wedding photography for our Labor Of Love Pix realm of photography.
Yesterday, we spent the day, being a part of Hoboken’s Open Artist Studio tour. We hunkered down in Monroe Center for the Arts Studio E304. Popped the cork on a couple bottles of vino and chatted with droves of art lovers and artists as they roamed from studio to studio. Some looking to see what the art world has to offer, others to get out of the rain. But whatever the reason, it was a pleasure meeting some very nice people who took the time to engage us in conversation. I sold 2 small prints of Buddha facial features to a woman interested in having me shoot her.
Jene is in his element speaking about his life’s work and his passions and how they came together through his photography. He beams! I love witnessing that. So in light of just that, I consider the tour a success. We talked about how we met, how Jene’s work differs from mine. How we can shoot the same subjects with different outcome when the ink hits the paper. It was a long day, but the time did go quickly.
The week after, an Australian artist, Sharon Hickey , who contacted me through my blog will be coming stateside for an exhibiton, ‘Altered States of Reality’ at the Agora Gallery. I am looking forward to meeting her at the opening next Thursday , Oct. 29th 6 – 8pm. The exhibit runs from Oct 27th through Nov. 17 so if you are in the Chelsea area, stop by and take a look. Better yet come to the reception and meet the artist.
Agora Gallery Artist reception – 10/29 6-8pm
530 West 25th Street,