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Seán Duggan - Photographic Explorations -  "From then to Now"
Reception - Friday, March 9th, 5-7pm
Fine Art, Food Wine & Live Music by Gregory S. Young

Artists' Studio in the Foothills (ASiF)
Visual Arts Center of Nevada County
940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945 
530-274-7000 / 530-210-3162   www.asifstudios.com

Contact: Amanda Paoletti, Owner, Director
530-210-3162 amandapaoletti.asif@gmail.com   
Additional photos/JPG images available upon request

The Artists' Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) is thrilled to announce an exciting retrospective exhibition by world renowned photographer,  Seán Duggan,  "From then to Now" - Photographic Explorations. ASiF  invites the public to celebrate the exhibit on Friday, March 9th from 5 - 7pm with fine art, food, wine and live music by jazz and classical pianist, Gregory S. Young.
From Then to Now...
Photographic Explorations includes over 30 works, from 1989 to the present, and features images captured and interpreted with a variety of different cameras, photographic mediums, and processes.  Classic silver gelatin black & white prints made in a traditional chemical darkroom share the walls with hand-manipulated one-of-a-kind Polaroid prints, analog photographic collages of Berlin shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, images of still life arrangements in the landscape made with a wooden pinhole camera, digital composites of imaginary dreamscapes, collages and composites created on iPhones, and views of the total solar eclipse last summer.
The photographic image in one form or another has been a part of Seán Duggan's creative life for over 35 years. Over a long photographic career, his professional experiences have informed and expanded his personal explorations of this fascinating medium. This includes working as a custom black & white darkroom printer, studio photographer, supervising the digital imaging department of a large professional photo lab, as well as teaching and authoring books on digital photography and image processing techniques.

Equally at home with both low-tech and hi-tech, Seán creates both straight photography of the world as he experiences it, as well as elaborate multiple image composites and staged photos. His creative approach makes use of traditional analog as well as digital processes, often melding the two together.  His visual tool kit includes a wide range of imaging tools, including a pinhole camera that is a simple wooden box, plastic toy cameras, medium format film, contact printing with large format paper and film negatives, full-frame digital SLRs, iPhones, and advanced digital darkroom techniques.
This exhibit offers a glimpse of the creative possibilities offered by the photographic medium and provides a view onto some of the many photographic paths that Seán has explored over the years.

Seán Duggan is a fine art photographer, author, and photo educator. Through his writing and teaching, he has been helping photographers master digital photography and digital darkroom techniques since 1996. He leads workshops, seminars, and photo classes at venues across the country, including here at ASiF Studios (see seanduggan.com/asif).  He also has many online courses on Photoshop, digital photography, and mobile photography on LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com, including the popular series Mobile Photography Weekly. He is the co-author of Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Real World Digital Photography,  and The Creative Digital Darkroom and he writes a regular column for Lightroom Magazine.  He offers personalized consulting and training in the corridor between Sacramento and Grass Valley/Nevada City, as well as in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also provides online consutling to clients across the country. His web site can be seen at  http://www.seanduggan.com.

Seán Duggan's photography exhibition, "From then to Now" will be on display now through April 21. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm.

About ASiF...
The Artists' Studio in the Foothills (ASiF) is a 4000 square foot - fully equipped studio art center which opened its doors in 2008, offering classes and workshops in a variety of media for all ages, private and shared studio space for working artists, a gallery to promote local and visiting artists, and an internationally acclaimed ceramic art museum with a permanent collection of over 700 pieces. The center's mission is to nurture the creative spirit of the community, providing a place where are can be made, displayed and appreciated.

ASiF is home to more than 20 studio artists and instructors, offering classes for adults and children in drawing, painting, printmaking, encaustics, mosaics, jewelry, metal arts, pottery, sculpture and mixed media. 

ASiF is located at 940 Idaho Maryland Road, in Grass Valley.  For more information go to  www.asifstudios.com.

Who:  Seán Duggan, Photographer
What: Opening Reception, Fine Art, Food, Wine & Live Music
Where: ASiF Studios, 940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA  95945  
When: Friday, March 9th, 5-7pm
Contact: Amanda Paoletti, 530-210-3162 /  amandapaoletti.asif@gmail.com

Artists' Studio in the Foothills - Nevada County Visual Arts Center
940 Idaho Maryland Road, Grass Valley, CA  95945  530.274.7000 
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