Friday, May 7, 2010


Indy Parks and Recreation presents the Indiana Photographic Society fourth annual showing of Through the Lens opening this Saturday through June 13 at the Garfield Park Arts Center. This year the exhibit theme is "Artistically Speaking" and was inspired by the late Ernie Crow, a member of the Indiana Photographic Society. The opening reception will be held 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010. Admission is free.

The exhibit will feature work by the society, an Indiana group that uses old and new technology to produce and promote fine art photography. The exhibit will freely interpret "Artistically Speaking" with wonderful creativity. Expect landscapes, animals and birds, architecture, and whatever else catches the eye of the photographers! Founded in 2006, the society meets Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Garfield Park Arts Center. It provides opportunities for members to take part in photo excursions and educational programs, show in exhibitions and share new work. Membership in the society is free and all are welcome.

"Ernie (Crow) loved photography. He always had praise for the work of others and enjoyed sharing comments on his own work," said Indiana Photographic Society member Marikay Kapke. "With his passing on Labor Day 2009, we wanted to dedicate our exhibit this year in memory of his enjoyment of photography which infected us all."

In addition, the GPAC's Lower Level and Lobby Galleries will feature new work by University of Indianapolis photography students.

On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors to the GPAC can take part in free hands-on arts activities in the Arts for All room. Families will use photo-sensitive paper to create "Found Object Collages."

Who: Indiana Photographic Society

What: "Through the Lens: Artistically Speaking" Opening Reception and Exhibit

Where: Garfield Park Arts Center
2432 Conservatory Drive

When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 8, Exhibit runs through June 13

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