Schuyler County & Beyond
Photography by Rob Kirkham
Opening November 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
My granddaughter was born on November 3, seven years ago. At that time I was so disenchanted with the negativity of social media that I almost dropped my Facebook account. Instead I opted for another response. I decided to make my little corner of cyberspace as light as I possibly could. I didn’t want her to grow up in a dark world. I began posting one picture each day. The only criteria was that my pictures would be a source of light, rather than darkness. That was over 2500 pictures ago. During the past seven years I have taken eight photography courses, received some private tutoring, and sat through hours of lectures in an attempt to improve my skills. I added the information gleaned in these to the classes I had many years ago when I began college as a studio art major at WIU. These are a few of the motivations and experiences that come together in my current exhibit. Some of the shots exhibited here are straight, just the way they came out of the camera. Others are composites of literally hundreds of frames. All are shots that brought a smile to my face.
Opening September 16th 12:00 – 6:00 pm