Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, July 16 - 25
Fee: $150 (Members $135) Instructor: Viera Levitt
Learn to see the strange, the beautiful and the photogenic in unusual or everyday places. Take creative and interesting self portraits as well as photos of your friends, family or pets within the limitations of available light and space. Learn the basics of digital work flow (downloading, editing, organizing images) and use Adobe Photoshop Elements to enhance and touch up your images for their final presentation. Be a part of a community of photographers where you learn from each other through a culture of supportive critique. Students should bring a digital camera with manual settings. Jamestown art center and its neighborhood will become your studio!
Viera Levitt settled in Rhode Island 6 years ago following her Artslink Residency at RISD Graduate Studies in 2002 and an internship in the Photography Department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2005. She currently works as the Director / Curator for the CCRI Knight Campus Art Gallery and as a freelance curator and photographer.
Viera's show at CCRI about its brutalist megastructure in Warwick, “We Talk About Architecture, Architecture Talks Back” recently won the 2011 New England Art Award in the Concept/Theme Show Curator category. This exhibition served as an inspiration for her ongoing project Beauty in the Beast: Photography of Brutalist Architecture that was supported by a Project Grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and will be presented in an upcoming solo show at Hera Gallery in Wakefield.
Viera Levitt has also lectured about contemporary art in cities such as Berlin, Bratislava, Brno, Rotterdam, Hiroshima, New Delhi, Caracas, Nairobi, as well as in Rhode Island.