This has been a wonderful month for me to show my art in two fantastic venues: San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Art Museum and Oakland’s Laney College. I currently have a photo in a group showing of Bay Area Synagogues. My contribution is of my synagogue, Congregation Beth El in Berkeley. Our synagogue is quite new and modern and I showed the ceiling as well as the rest of the interior space including the ark. When I’m sitting in the sanctuary, the ceiling reminds me of the ribs of a ship or an ark.
The other public showing of my work is at Oakland’s Laney College Photography Department. I have been involved in a group of Black and White film fanatics who love to photograph film and print on silver gelatin paper. My project focuses on portraits of teenagers. I love the complexity of the teen age as the kids are trying out different roles and attitudes as they try to figure out who they are and what they want to become. I have five prints exhibiting at the event and it was so sweet that three of the five models were present at the show reception December 9, 2009. Photos below taken with my phone! For my next holiday present, I want a camera that also makes pretty good phone calls!
The show includes six other local photographers: Steven Ansley, Black Moon, Carl Lantz, Adreina Febres, Christine and Bill Van Meter. The William High Memorial Gallery is located at 900 Fallon Street, Photography Department Room A-160, is open to the public and will be hanging through January 30, 2010.