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Impressions: Crescent Beach Photography Club

Moving light and sensory experience combine in this evocative exhibit by local artists.

Inspired by the art of the great impressionists, Crescent Beach Photography Club challenged its members to explore the theme of the fleeting instant. From animal habitats to memories of past experiences, this exhibition features artists who have taken the photograph from its original state and developed an image that soothes the soul and captures the imagination.

Group members use everything from smartphones to mirrorless lens cameras. Yet, the Impressionist theme encouraged them to take a more painterly approach for this exhibit. In contrast to the accuracy and focus emphasized in journalism or fashion photography, many of the works in Impressions are abstract or suggestive. They allow visitors to develop a feel for what they are looking at based on sensation.

Artists: Roy Abbott, Ted Akune, Pam Avis, Sheldon Boles, Larry Breitkreutz, Robyn Cowan, Rob Donaldson, Sasha Fairbairn, Wayne Farrow, Geoff Hayes, Joy Hayes, Derek Hayes, Earl Hirtz, Carol How, Lynne Kelman, Ron Kelman, Karen Kroeker, Leo Le Couteur, Hafeez Mian, Llaesa North, Norman Orr, John Ostaf, Brian Palmer, Gayle Reeves, Mike Singleton, Scott Stone, Mike Strong, Barry Wilks

About Crescent Beach Photography Club

Crescent Beach Photography Club aims to promote the enjoyment of photography by providing a venue for photographers to meet and exchange ideas and information. In addition to regular club meetings with speakers, workshops, and photographic themes and competitions, there are opportunities for outings and social gatherings. Membership is open to photographers of all varieties and experience.

Image credits from top: Derek Hayes, Fall Tree, 2016.

Lynne Kelman, Upon Reflection, 2018.

Ronald Kelman, Life on Finn Slough, 2018.