Photography and Text Exhibition
Buzz Ware Village Center,
2119 The Highway,
Arden, DE 19810,
Wilmington Art Loop Reception,
Friday, March 6, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
“OPEN GATES” is the best of my recent Photo Prayers. Every week (well, most weeks), I email an image and text to a few hundred fans. Those images are usually just 700 pixels wide, as seen on my PhotoPrayer.com website. The presentation format for this exhibit at The Buzz is something new for me: the text is engraved into the black-core matboard using a laser-etching device at NextFab Makers Space. Let me also plug Colourworks Photographic Services. That company printed all the photos. Both companies are in Wilmington, Delaware.
I began this Photo Prayer project while working at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. I am delighted that Westminster has continued to email my prayers to its congregation once a month, and I am fascinated each month to see which of my recent efforts they choose to publish.
These prayers are often philosophical. I studied philosophy for four years, completing the course work for a Ph.D. before deciding the world would be better off with me practicing philosophy rather than teaching it. I think of myself as a liberal evangelical Christian and I have been a member of the Episcopal Church since I was baptized in the Pedernales River in Texas in 1973. I currently attend Saints Andrew and Matthew in downtown Wilmington, an amazingly diverse church racially, and in many other respects. While I believe these prayers adhere to some kind of Christian orthodoxy, I am grateful so many people of other faiths, or no faith at all, find my prayers pleasing and, at times, inspiring.
I have been making photographs since 1969. I am currently on the board of the Chris White Gallery, and am a photography instructor at the Delaware Art Museum and Mt. Cuba Center. I am a member of the Brandywine Photo Collective (former chair), the Texas Photographic Society (past president), and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. I have served briefly as managing editor of Image: A Journal of Art and Religion.
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