Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dec. 7: Grand Gallery Art Opening at the Paramount

The Paramount Theatre is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibit featuring the work of photographer Brian DeWolf in its visual Art Gallery, located on the 2nd floor of the Grand Gallery of the Paramount Theatre. The opening reception Meet & Greet  will take place on Friday, December 7  from 7 – 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us to support the arts in Aurora.  Cash Bar. The DeWolf exhibit will hang from December 1 thru January 31, 2013. The exhibit will feature a collection of large scale banner prints from the Croissy exhibit in France along with more recent works and images of the Fox Valley area. Most pieces are available for purchase.

"The more carefully we look, the more there is to see.” DeWolf's photography began as an exercise to produce artistic images from the places that were most familiar to him. "People no longer see the luster on what has become dull from familiarity. I learned that we need not travel far to find light falling seductively upon an object."  In 2006, about 80 of DeWolfs images of the Fox Valley were chosen for “A Toast to the 14 Congressional District” event and fundraiser for Speaker of the House, United States Congressman Dennis Hastert.  The featured guest speaker was the late Whitehouse Press Secretary Tony Snow.
DeWolf  is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). His image “Foggy Morning Ride” was accepted into the PPA Loan Collection for 2002.  Marathon Press, publisher of the Loan Collection, describes the collection as “the best of the best” from over 8,000 entries. “Foggy Morning Ride” was featured as the introduction to a special advertising section for Geneva, IL in Chicago Magazine June 2003. It also won the Denise Kavanagh Award at the St. Charles Fine Art Show 2003.  In 2008, he was awarded the Bronze Level Photographer of the Year award when four out of four entries merited in PPA’s international print competition. Thirteen of his images have “merited” in these international print competitions since 2002.
 In 2007 representatives of the Geneva, IL International Cultural Exchange Committee and Croissy sans Frontieres in Croissy sur Seine, France invited DeWolf to photograph Croissy as a step in developing an artist exchange program between the two cities. Croissy and surrounding villages along the Seine River are called “the playground of the French impressionists”. It resulted in a 2009 solo exhibit in France that was attended by a member of the French Parliament, a French Senator, three local mayors, and the family of a former French Ambassador.
The Paramount Theatre Art Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Grand Gallery, opened in the Fall of 2006. The Gallery features the work of both established and aspiring artists. For more information regarding the Art Gallery, or the hanging of a show, please contact: melmeisch@comcast.net.

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