The Way We See Things: An Awesome Photography Show

Upcoming photography exhibit presented by VSA, Vermont — Open to the public!

Come and join VSA Vermont at The Way We See Things: An Awesome Photography Show presented by VSA, Vermont and Champlain Community Services. At the exhibit, explore the gleaming work of participants of VSA Vermont’s Adult Arts Education photography class, led by Alexandra Turner. The Way We See Things features a collection of digital photographs taken over several weeks in the spring of 2016 with a variety of photographic approaches, styles, and subjects. These captured moments provide the audience with a unique opportunity to view glimpses of the lives of the artists as they know it. In addition to bringing the community together, these images serve as a window of visual experience that will allow the artists to communicate their creative expressions through the medium of photography.

The exhibit will be open from June 22nd through the end of August, at the Fletcher Free Library (235 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401) in the Pickering Room on the second floor. Visitors are welcome to attend the opening reception on Wednesday, June 22nd from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. Verbal description will be available at the opening reception.

Teaching Artists, Alexandra Turner, noted “Participants experimented with a variety of photographic styles and subjects, providing glimpses into life as they know it. We look forward to sharing prints of our best works with the local community.”

In this image a foreshortened rake leans against a window that overlooks a blurred red brick building. The metal spikes of the rake take up a large space in the center of the frame. The rake has been photographed in a way that it becomes smaller and the viewer’s eyes follow it to the right side of the frame, creating an illusion of depth in the picture. The rake leans on a window through which we can see a blurred red brick building and the green tops of trees peeking out from the left hand side of the building.

In this image a foreshortened rake leans against a window that overlooks a blurred red brick building. The metal spikes of the rake take up a large space in the center of the frame. The rake has been photographed in a way that it becomes smaller and the viewer’s eyes follow it to the right side of the frame, creating an illusion of depth in the picture. The rake leans on a window through which we can see a blurred red brick building and the green tops of trees peeking out from the left hand side of the building.

The power of photography is about capturing the essence and feeling of what life entails all around you in an image. The exhibit’s collection of work will highlight favorite photos from the

VSA Vermont adult photography class. The course was designed to encourage adult artists with disabilities to express themselves creatively through the lens of a camera. In the class, the artists were exposed to many different kinds of photographs and learned how to take photos using digital cameras or, in one case, on a personal device. The class created the show title as a group and named their own photos.

All ages, abilities, cultures, and genders are invited to explore the splendors of what VSA Vermont and its participants can achieve through artistic expression. We hope to see you there.