Here, There, and Everywhere:
Photography by Anne Catell, Stephen Delaney, and Robert Charles Taylor
Showing October-December 2017
Artist Reception - October 11 - 5:30-7:00pm
The Morgan Gallery at the Kittery Community Center is proud to announce “Here, There, and Everywhere: Photography by Anne Catell, Stephen Delaney, and Robert Charles Taylor.” This exhibit will be shown October through December, 2017. The public is invited to an Opening Artist Reception with refreshments on Wednesday, October 11th at 5:30pm. Come hear the artists talk about their works and their inspiration for photography.
Anne Catell was born in Bangor, Maine and spent much of her first 15 years moving throughout New England. At the age of 16, her grandfather gave her his Zeiss Icon camera and she was hooked. After graduate school, she worked as a Special Education teacher by day, and created a darkroom in her kitchen by night, where she would develop her black and white photos. Now that her 4 children are grown up, she is able to really explore her creative side through photography and print making.
Catell explains, “I tend to ‘play’ with my images although I don’t Photoshop them. I may do a color inversion or crop my image. I paint my images, add wax to them, and at times cut my photo up and make mixed media pieces. I love the depth it creates.” She continues, “ I love it when the viewer cannot figure out what the piece is and/or how it is created.” More info and works by Anne can be found at www.annecatell.com.
Stephen Delaney has spent a lifetime behind the lens. With a meticulously refined eye, he demonstrates a painterly awareness of the frame, revealing a complex understanding of composition and a gift, revealing the world’s tender beauty. His work in the outdoors challenges terms such as “nature photography.” For a quarter of a century, Stephen Delaney served as the chief photographer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington. He provided a necessary service during a pivotal time by documenting the environmental problems that harm our planet.
“I love to capture natural wonder anywhere I can,” Delaney says. “I’m impressed with most folks’ nobility and spirit, and consider it an honor to take a few perfect moments home with me.” He continues, “I’m fascinated by the strength of the human spirit. It is a treasure steeped with culture and tradition and photography allows me to capture that in the eyes of my subjects.” Additional prints and information on Stephen can be found at www.scdelaney.com.
Robert Charles Taylor is a landscape photographer who has lived by the sea all of his life. Born and raised in Newport, Rhode Island, he spent several years in Boston and Ipswich, Massachusetts before moving to York Harbor, Maine where he and his family have lived for the past 30 years. Much of Robert’s work reflects life around the state of Maine, especially the seacoast. He also travels extensively, particularly in South Africa, where he captures the wildlife and unique scenery of that country.
“My work is often marked by use of vibrant colors and crisp, detailed black and white images,” he says. “I am forever in search of those images that tell a story or evoke nostalgic feelings.” Robert’s works can be viewed at www.robertcharlestaylor.com.
The Morgan Gallery, at the Kittery Community Center, is made possible through a generous donation by the Morgan Family of Kittery, ME. The gallery space is prominently located by the STAR THEATRE and provides a venue for showcasing works by visual artists. The KCC Visual Arts Committee is responsible for curating the programming and schedules an ongoing series of art exhibits to showcase visual artists. Professional artists are encouraged to submit works for review for future exhibits. All works are reviewed and juried by a sub-committee of the Visual Arts Committee.
This gallery is free and open to the public during KCC business hours and also open during performances in the STAR Theatre. The Morgan Gallery is located in the Kittery Community Center at 120 Rogers Road in Kittery, Maine. For more information on the gallery and hours, please visit www.kitterycommunitycenter.org or call 207-439-3800.
Here, There, and Everywhere: Photography by Ann Catell, Stephen Delaney, and Robert Charles Taylor- October-December 2017
Opening Reception: October 11th at 5:30pm
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Traip Academy Student Exhibit - May 2018
Morgan Gallery Hours:
Gallery is also open during STAR Theatre performances that take place after hours.
Deck The Walls
Adorning the first floor hallway walls are pieces of local artwork in a more casual setting than the Morgan Gallery. This informal showing area will feature children's artwork, as well as other local artists' pieces. These pieces are constantly changing throughout the year.
Fall 2017: Mitchell School Grades K-3