On Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm, the Xavier University Art Gallery will host a panel discussion on the future of photography in conjunction with Cincinnati’s FOTOFOCUS exhibit. It is free and open to the public. Six prominent local photographers will take part:
Greg Rust: Greg Rust is the photographer for Xavier University, the Cincinnati Reds, and the Cincinnati Bengals. Greg still pursues his Native American photography, especially among the Cheyenne.
Todd Joyce: Cincinnati commercial, advertising, lifestyle and people photographer, Todd Joyce, works primarily in advertising, editorial, corporate, lifestyle and people photography usually involving a concept. Todd has been a professional photographer in Cincinnati since 1991.
Tony Arrasmith: After earning a BFA at Georgetown in 1982, his career began humbly with basic work and tabletop set-ups. After ten years he had evolved to the point where someone defined his style as “Norman Rockwell meets Tim Burton on steroids.”
Helen Adams: Helen creates portraits that capture the true essence of a child. Her style is relaxed and easy, allowing the child’s true personality to emerge in front of the camera.
Jane Stevens: Jane Alden Stevens is a highly respected photographic artist and educator. She won Individual Artist grants from the Ohio Arts Council in 1990 and 2002. Solo exhibitions of her work have been mounted in Chicago, Ithaca, NY, and Pittsburgh and she has exhibited extensively abroad. She is currently a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati.
Samantha Grier: She specializes in high school athletic photography. She says it is during the post season that you get the real emotion because every game, every point is make-or-break.
FOTOFOCUS features 70+ exhibitions plus opening receptions, performances, lectures, book signings, gallery talks, walking tours, bus trips, films, and a collectors’ weekend. For 20 years, businessman, photographer and arts patron Thomas Schiff had had the dream of a collaborative effort by area arts organizations centered around photography. It began to take form in May 2010, and opened this month.
The Art Gallery is located in the Cohen Building (1658 Herald Avenue) on the Xavier Campus next to the Cintas Center.