The Friends of the Harris Center Art Association Art Exhibit - May 18 - July 15, 2018
I have volunteered at the Harris Center for the Arts, in Folsom , California, since the theater opened in 2011. On January 22, 2011, I was an usher for the ‘first’ soft opening event - a complimentary ‘hard hat’ concert for the construction workers, and their families, who had worked on the construction of the theater.
SInce that inaugural event I have volunteered close to 1,500 hours as an usher, ticket validator, lobby greeter, etc. and I have been privileged to support the performing arts and see some incredible shows during the last eight plus years. Therefore, it was an honor to be asked by the head of the volunteers to lead a project and organize an art exhibit in the Bank of America Gallery, that is located in the lobby entrance to the theater. The exhibit was a unique opportunity for the artists among the volunteers to showcase their works of art in the Gallery.
In order to do so we formed The Friends of the Harris Center Art Association, and 22 other artists stepped forward and volunteered to show their art works. All sales of any art work was then to be donated by each individual artist to the Harris Center. The following is a brief summary of the highlights of the event, in what also turned out to be a first gallery showing of my photography.
Here are the participating artist of the exhibit:
The local ‘Style Magazine’ very kindly wrote an article in their May edition promoting the exhibit, show below.
The above is a copy of the kiosk poster that was designed for the event.
The above is a copy of the commemorative poster that was designed by the Harris Center marketing group, and handed out to each individual artist that participated in the inaugural event.
The exhibit was a resounding success raising just over a $5,000 donation, contributed by each individual artist through the sale of their artwork items. It was remarked by numerous patron of the theater that ‘this was the highest quality exhibit ever held in the Bank of America Gallery’.
I donated 4 metal prints to the exhibit, and was fortunate to have one of images to be chosen as the exhibit’s Best in Show. That print (shown below) was of a holy man that I photographed at the Holi Festival held in Nandgaon, India, and happens to one of my favorite images from the Indian photoshoot I did in March 2018.