Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fayette Photographer Featured in Three Exhibits

Local artist and photographer, Donna Rosser, will be featured in three exhibits during January and February.

On exhibit now through the end of the month is “Daisy Pop” and “Self” at the Odyssey 2010: A Digital Art Show at Arts Clayton Gallery. This is a new exhibit for Arts Clayton showcasing artwork produced with the computer. Rosser likes to take a photo and push the envelope to turn the common photograph into a piece of digital art. “Daisy Pop” is a large scale print of a macro daisy image that has been given a trip back in time to the 1960’s. Like the daisy piece, “Self” is a self portrait of the artist given the Warhol treatment.

Rosser has two photos in the upcoming exhibit and sale Puppy Love. Puppy Love is a juried photography exhibit/sale that benefits Pike County Friends of Animals. “Adopt a Shelter Dog” and “Walking the Dog” were selected by the jurors for this event. Rosser is very pleased that these are in the show; “As someone who shows work, you try to be objective about it and not show personal work.” She added, “These photos are very special to me and since they are my dog it gives the viewer a glimpse into my personal life.” Puppy Love is open February 1 through March 1 at A Novel Experience in Zebulon. The reception for the show is February 13 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

Also in February, Rosser has a painting in the 2010 Juried Art Competition at the Arts Clayton Gallery. She has been painting as long as she has been taking photographs. Usually Rosser will only show photography, but one of her paintings has been in a juried show before. Her simple painting, “Nine Seeds” is a black and white depiction of an apple sliced in half. This show is on display from February 2 through 26 at the gallery in Jonesboro. “I was thrilled to have a painting juried into the show by Charles Walls,” she said.

April 2009, Donna directed Nature, Undisturbed at Dogwood Gallery and Framer in Tyrone. Nature Undisturbed is a juried photography exhibit and sale benefiting Southern Conservation Trust. The event was such a success; Donna is working now on Nature, Undisturbed 2010 with Dogwood Gallery. The call for entries for this year’s show closes January 30, 2010. Anyone interested in submitting an entry can visit the website www.natureundisturbed.com to read about it and get entry information.

Rosser also teaches photography and photo editing at Dogwood Gallery in Tyrone and for Clayton State University’s continuing education program. Her popular blog about her photography is found at http://thebarefootphotographer.blogspot.com and she was recently added to the Fayette Woman website with her 365 Project blog.

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