Pomerene center presenting class, competition and exhibition

| February 11, 2021

Responding to COVID fatigue the Pomerene Center for the Arts is working with Lauren K. Davis (Coshocton Alum and Associate Photographer at Feinknopf) to present an online environmental portrait class, competition and exhibition inspired by the work of Arnold Newman (1918–2006)

Newman is considered the pioneer of environmental portraiture. In her article “Examining Arnold Newman’s Environmental Portraits” New York Times, 11.26.2018, Rena Silverman quotes Newman’s gallerist Howard Greenberg — “(He used his) camera to create a formal composition and then kind of fit the sitter in.”

“This feels like a good description of how our houses feel to us now,” said Anne Cornell of the Pomerene Center. “We’re doing our best to fit in, fit them around us.”

Davis said, “One thing that this staying home has afforded me is the chance to watch how the sunlight moves around my house throughout the entire day.”

Anyone interested in participating (there is no fee though donations are always welcomed) should remember these important dates

Feb. 9-18: Rollout information, videos, and interviews posted to the Pomerene Center for the Arts Facebook and Instagram accounts

Feb. 20: 9-10 a.m., online Class with Lauren K. Davis – Moments in Time: Finding Portraits in Everyday Life

Feb. 20-28: Enter your photos

March 10: Brad Feinknopf of Feinknopf Photography will choose seven winning photographs.

March 17 – Aug. 8: Winning photographs will be on exhibit as banners in the artPARK.

Contest rules include

  1. Photograph yourself and/or your people in your COVID quarantine space
  2. Share your photos on Facebook or Instagram, Feb. 20-28 using #incoshocton (Limit 10 per entrant)
  3. Everyone from everywhere is welcome to post using this hashtag but only Coshocton County residents can compete.
  4. The format can be landscape or portrait but must have a 4×6 ratio.
  5. Include your location.

For updates and complete information follow #incoshocton on Facebook or Instagram or visit pomerenearts.org.

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