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Luis Brens | ‘Mis Momentos en Cuba’ at The Garner Center


Exhibition Runs: January 5, 2015 through February 14, 2015
Artist Reception: Wednesday, January 14th, 5pm – 7pm

LUISBRENSHIREZ1 Boston based photographer, professor and mixed media artist, Luis Brens, captures the vibrant street life of Cuba in this intimate essay on the rhythms of the street. Avenues lined in weathered architecture provide a backdrop for the pictures as we discover classic cars, youth culture and flamboyant personalities engaging us at every turn.

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Luis moved to Boston in 1990 and earned a BFA in Photography and Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. He works as both a professor and commercial photographer and his work has been featured in Vogue, Boston Common and Boston Magazine. Luis currently teaches at both Northeastern University and The New England School of Photography.LUISBRENSHIREZ2

 Meet the artist on Wednesday, January 14th 5pm -7pm!

The Garner Center is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The gallery is located at 537 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston on the second floor of the New England School of Photography.

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Mark Werbeloff FT ’01 included in Musuem School’s Art Sale

Hi friends and folks!

Just got an update this week from Mark Werbeloff, FT alum from 2001.  He wanted me to pass along that he has work included in the School of the Museum of Fine Art Boston’s Annual Art Sale that runs from December 8-11, 2011 from 10am until 8pm each day.  Check out his work online HERE before you swing past this epic art buying event!  Oh, and happy Friday everyone!

Odds & Ends

A few odds and ends – NESOP Grads have sent to me lately:

First a website called Kickstarter.  Billed as a “new way to fund and follow creativity,” the website allows you to post information about a project or contribute to an arts related project – a great new way to get a grassroots grant! They do however run on an “all or nothing” policy – so unless a project gets fully funded no money changes hands.  Kickstarter explains that the policy means you won’t have to complete a project on half the funds necessary.

Which brings us to the grad that brought the site to my attention: Aaron McElroy (07).  He has a project that needs funding and he only has 8 days left to get enough backing! If you’re interested his project can be found here.

Caleb Cole

And speaking of projects, Caleb Cole’s (08)  series Other People’s Clothes opens next week at Gallery Kayafas.  The opening reception is next Friday September 10th from 5:30-8:00 pm.  Congrats to Caleb.

April Photo Events

April seems to be flooded with big photography related events in and around Boston – it must be all that rain.  Here’s some dates to add to your calendar:

April 15-18th — ASPP Reinvention Weekend–

The American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) and the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA) present a 3-day Reinvention Weekend at the Omni Parker House Hotel in Boston, April 15 – 18, 2010

Trade show on Thursday April 15th is FREE.

Full information about sessions, speakers and sponsors at http://www.aspp.com/index.php/education/2010-conference

April 17 &18–PHOTOGRAPHICA 2010–

PHSNE announces the 73rd Photographica Sale and Show taking place at the American Civic Center (467 Main St. in Wakefield).  9am-4pm on Saturday, 9am-3pm on Sunday.

More information and coupon at www.phsne.org

April 25Handmade Photography in the Digital Age–

The New England Women in Photography (NEWIP) presents: Handmade Photography in the Digital Age.  Sunday April 25, 2010 from 9:30am-4pm at the Linda K. Paresky Conference Center –  Simmons College. Day includes networking session, panel discussion, and informal sharing of work.

More information at: http://www.museumofmemory.com/other/newip.pdf



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