If you find yourself celebrating in Buncrana, Ireland on July 9, keep an eye out for my photographic image, Latitude 9°97" N Longitude 76°28" E. It is included in My Window on the World exhibition as part of the annual Feel Good Fortnight 2015, 27 June to 11 July, 2015, run by Insight Inishowen. The festival is filled with events and activities for the whole community to promote mental and emotional well-being. The exhibition will be displayed as a projected slideshow with musical accompaniment at Ned’s Point Fort, Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland on Thursday 9th July, 2015
I am happy to have two photographs included in the upcoming Art About Water events taking place in the City of Newburgh, New York. Art About Water is part art exhibition and part community awareness to bring attention to the importance of water.
ART ABOUT WATER EXHIBITIONS
SATURDAY APRIL 25, 2015 - SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015
ALL OPENING RECEPTIONS 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Each Venue will hold opening receptions
CONCEPT OF EXHIBITION
This exhibit invites artists to envision the mysteries of Water. The work can interpret and is not limited to the various conditions of the state of Water, its beauty, environmental/mans impact on it, a mythological view, spiritual feeling, socioeconomic views, it’s healing and nourishing properties or the disruption of Water by governmental policies. As a result Art About Water is a group exhibition that seeks to offer a balance of media, artwork and concepts that fall under a thematic umbrella offering attendees a compelling discourse about Water.
FOUR VENUES WITHIN THE CITY OF NEWBURGH
Three photographs from my ongoing series entitled, Burma: Seven Years After the Saffron Revolution, are in Peace & Justice: A Regional Juried Show, at the Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery at SUNY Ulster through April 17, 2015.
Monica will be giving a gallery talk about her exhibition, 24,000 Nautical Miles: Photos from a Circumnavigation, on Wednesday, September 17 at 12 noon in the Palmer Gallery at Vassar College.
Here is an excerpt from Julia Fishman, Vassar College's Media Relations & Social Media Coordinator's, press release about the exhibition:
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – A new photography exhibition, 24,000 Nautical Miles…Photos From a Circumnavigation, chronicles the sea-going adventure of artist Monica d. Church. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, September 9, at Vassar College’s James W. Palmer Gallery in Main Building with a reception in the gallery starting at 5 pm. Nautical Miles will run through September 17 and is free and open to the public.
In the spring of 2014 Church circumnavigated the world on the 50th anniversary voyage of the University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea program. The journey lasted 112 days with 554 students visiting 16 ports. Church’s exhibition features photographs from her travels to 12 countries, including Myanmar, Ghana, South Africa, Japan, China, India and Vietnam. More than 30 photographs will be featured.
Church made the voyage with her family. Her husband, Robert Brigham, is the Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations at Vassar and he taught on the ship while their 13-year-old daughter was part of the trek as well. Church says the experience was an amazing one to have as an artist who is accustomed to often working alone. “It was a real gift,” she says, “to be able to travel the world with my family and get work done.”
Church holds an MFA from the University of Kentucky. She considers herself a painter who works with photography and says the sea voyage clarified that she is not a travel photographer but rather an artist who is interested in what she terms “international street photography” and “the composition of images.”
If you go to the portfolio section of this website and click on the 24,000 Nautical Miles cube you can enjoy the images if you can not see the show!
The Vassar College Store reopened August 21, 2014. In additional to the normal school store stuff (books, Vassar swag, snacks) there is a new feature: Artist of the Month. I am happy to be the first Artist of the Month. Works available are memory boxes and small framed collages. It will be at the Vassar College Store until October 4, 2014. This link will take you to an extended article about the new store: http://info.vassar.edu/news/announcements/2014-2015/140822-juliet-opening.html