Monday, January 16, 2012

"Let there be Light"

Photo by Georgia Sheron
A new photography workshop, “Let There be Light”, by Georgia Sheron, scheduled for March, will be added to the roster of classes and workshops at Blue Horse Arts Studio. The “High School Portfolio Preparation” course is designed for high school students who are interested in developing a portfolio for college entrance. It is also open to developing artists who desire instruction in drawing and painting. This class will be held on Wednesday evenings, 6PM-8PM, on an on-going basis. 

The public is also reminded of the free  “Blogging Workshop”,1PM-3PM, and “Hemingway Pond Paint Out or In”, 1PM-4PM, held this coming Saturday, January 21st at both the Studios of JFoster Music and Blue Horse Arts which are adjacently located at 250 Porter, Watertown CT. Spaces are also open for the “Landscape Painting” and “Figure Drawing” Short courses.
Georgia Sheron by Jack Holowitz
See the events and workshop /classes pages
 
Guest Artist and Master Photographer Georgia Sheron will be holding a one day workshop at Blue Horse Arts Studio on March 3rd, 2012 from 12PM- 5PM. The workshop, “Let There Be Light” will incorporate the use of the model while working in a variety of lighting situations. Topics covered will be working with day and window lighting, studio lighting techniques, working with difficult lighting conditions, and shooting on location. The workshop is all open to all participants who possess a working knowledge of their camera. This short course is also great for artists and figurative painters who sometime need to work with photo reference. Photographers are encouraged to bring 5 pieces of work for a wine and cheese group critique at 5pm.






Photo by Georgia Sheron
Georgia Sheron is currently in the midst of working on a new book based on the stories she transcribed from her 16 year experience of photo-documenting and taping the oral history of Southbury farmer John Ludorf.
The Connecticut Commission of the arts awarded Georgia  a grant for these taped memories in 1978. Yankee magazine first published the photographs in 1988 and most recently a selection of these works were part of the “Crop Circle” show ,the “Field Projects” exhibition space, held at the studios of JFoster Music and Blue Horse Arts.





Photo by Georgia Sheron

The oral transcriptions were considered lost for the past 30 years due to several relocations of the artist. Georgia came across them last year, hidden in a black garbage bag she almost discarded. Georgia is now putting together those stories and printing some of her favorite images from that experience. Georgia was struck by the words of John Ludorf that floated from the cassette speakers,crossing time and invoking memory.He talked frequently about how difficult the life of a farmer was in New England.

According to Georgia, “What he had to say about farm preservation and the country being in debt, are even more important today than they were thirty years ago”.



The workshop tuition is 80.00 plus a 20 dollar model fee. Refreshments will be provided. A 25.00 deposit is required to hold your spot in the workshop.





To register for this class with Georgia Sheron please contact the photographer at georgiasheron@gmail.com or call 860-274-7823. To view more of Georgia Sheron’s work please visit her website www.georgiasheron.com. 

Additionally you can email info@bluehorsearts.com
 




Photo by Georgia Sheron
Excerpted From Georgia’s Website


Georgia Sheron is the two-time recipient of the Connecticut Master Photographer of the Year Award (1999 and 2001), a distinction given by the Connecticut Professional Photographers Association, a professional group with over 350 members. This award is given for the highest cumulative print competition scores acquired in four quarterly competitions sponsored annually by the CPPA.
Ms. Sheron is the recipient of four Kodak Gallery of Excellence Awards. Her Kodak award-winning photographs were exhibited with other national award winners at the Kodak Pavilion at Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida. 









Photo by Georgia Sheron
She is a four-time winner of Fuji Masterpiece Awards and has won several Courts of Honor Awards (Best of Show) from her state and from the Professional Photographers of New England. An article on Ms. Sheron's new 3,000 square foot studio in a factory built in 1851 appeared in the April 2003 issue of Professional Photographers Magazine. 
In 1996, Georgia Sheron earned a Master’s Certificate from the Professional Photographers of America. In 1998, she received her Craftsman Certificate. She is a member of the American Society of Photographers.
“Tulips for Emily,” a photograph by Ms. Sheron, was featured on the cover of Professional Photographer’s Magazine. Her work was the subject of a profile article in the Rangefinder Magazine. A Sheron ballet image was purchased by Kodak for use in advertising in Canada and the U.S. 




Photo by Georgia Sheron

As a photojournalist and writer in the 1980s, Ms. Sheron has been published in Yankee Magazine, The Sunday New York Times, Connecticut Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Country Life Magazine, and The Hartford Sunday Courant. Her photographs have appeared on several Random House book covers. Ms. Sheron does CD cover portraits for many professional musicians.
As a photojournalist, she has photographed President George Bush (senior), actress Linda Hunt, writer Ann Beattie, and printmaker Sabra Fields. Ms. Sheron is the recipient of an Artist’s Grant from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and a study grant from the Vermont Studio School in Johnson, Vermont. In 2000, she did a series of photographs in Tuscany. 







Photo by Georgia Sheron
Her Polaroid transfers are in the collection of Whoopee Goldberg and some of her black & white pieces are collected by actress Christine Boranski.
In addition to her studio work, for the past four years Ms. Sheron has been presenting seminars and programs to professional photographers throughout New England under the sponsorship of FUJIFILM, USA.



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