South Sutton photographer Rick Stockwell will be the featured artist and keynote speaker at the second annual Photo Expo sponsored by the Andover Institute on Saturdary, Nov. 11, at Andover Elementary/Middle School. Several area photographers will have an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work at the event, and four workshops on various photographic techniques will be offered.
The event is sponsored by the Andover Institute, an arm of the non-profit Andover Community Association, and will take place from 9 AM to 3:30 PM The public is invited at no charge.
Photo enthusiasts and vendors wishing to reserve exhibit space (100 square feet) should contact event coordinator Jay Fitzpatrick at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Exhibit spaces are available for $25 for Andover residents and $40 for others, including vendors.
Stockwell, a retired middle school guidance counselor, has been photographing New England landscapes for 20 years. He often uses digital brushes, tablets and software to create painterly effects in a process referred to as “digital painting.” He recently exhibited his work at New London Hospital and the Flying Goose Pub and Grille in New London. He has won numerous awards for his art. Check out his excellent work at: www.rstockwellphotography.com/.
In his keynote address, scheduled for noon, he will share many of the locations throughout New England that he has photographed and discuss his techniques, from image capture to image processing with software to the printing and framing processes.
Other experienced photographers will lead discussions of additional photo techniques, including High Dynamic Range imaging, various software programs, basics of studio lighting and other topics.
“There are a number of talented photographers in the greater Andover area, and this event is designed to give them a venue to show their work and put it up for sale to the public,” event organizer Jay Fitzpatrick said. “This is also an excellent opportunity for the public to purchase holiday gifts from local photographers and to acquire new art for their own homes.”
The mission of the Andover Institute is to bring people together to learn new things and gain new skills. For more information, visit the Institute’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/andoverinstitute03216.