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Rogue Gallery & Art Center September Exhibit: Hidden in Plain Sight

August 23 – October 3, 2013, Reception: Friday, Sept. 20, 5-8:00pm

Palouse, Image by Kathleen Hoevet

Palouse, Image by Bobbi Murphy

This exhibition of photography from the Southern Oregon Photographers’ Forum (SOPF) explores the often overlooked items in daily life. The work includes views of familiar scenes and objects that are captured in unfamiliar ways revealing an unusual, mysterious world. Exhibiting members include Lewis Anderson, Kate Geary, Tom Glassman, Barbara Kackley, Leonard H. Lea, Bobbi Murphy, Diana Standing, Darcie Sternenberg, David Lorenz Winston, Matt Witt, and Julie Young.

 

Formed in December 2006, the Southern Oregon Photographers’ Forum is a photographic forum of 20 accomplished Rogue Valley artists, 11 of whom will be represented in this exhibit. Included among these SOPF Members are nationally recognized artists that have been featured in both national and international magazines. Their work has been exhibited in galleries and private collections around the world.

Entrance to Divine Light, Image by Lewis Anderson

Entrance to Divine Light, Image by Lewis Anderson

The Hidden in Plain Sight exhibit presents photographic images of majestic landscapes, common objects, and familiar scenery. By focusing on shapes, colors, textures, reflections, and unusual perspectives, the artists are able to present beautiful and at times perplexing works. A quote from the Southern Oregon Photographers’ Forum explains it well “With this exhibit, whether it’s exploring the natural world, home surroundings, a small town scene, or even something as ordinary as a city street, the familiar can suddenly become magical and mysterious. Who would have thought that something as simple as a photograph with a fresh perspective would have the power to stop us, or move us, or simply make us think and feel?”

Jacksonville Woodlands, Image by Diana Standing

Jacksonville Woodlands, Image by Diana Standing

The Rogue Gallery & Art Center is a non-profit community art center, founded in 1960 to promote and support the arts in the Rogue Valley. The center exhibits a wide range of artistic styles and mediums from local and national artists. Programming includes art educational opportunities for children and adults. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (541)772-8118 for more info or visit www.roguegallery.org.  

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