Barnes Gallery hosts Photo Artists Network Show and reception.
The Photo Artists’ Network (PHAN) is currently
exhibiting 40 photos in their "Visions '12" show at Barnes Gallery.
Each year the photographers exhibit exciting work they have produced in the
last year. They are a dedicated group who live up to their motto,
"Photography is art."
The gallery has hosted them each October for the
last five years.
Within two hours after the opening of the show,
two photos sold. One is "Carousel #4" by John Micheals and the other
is "Orchid Bud" by Jan Altes. The photos are quite different in their
styles, but equally lovely. They will remain on view at Barnes for the month.
This year, Great Neck photographer Haig
Hachadoorian has four photos from his travels. His photo, "Grand Teton
Mountain," is reminiscent of Ansel Adams with a majestic view and sharp
contrast. Hachadoorian's "Yellowstone Trees at Momouth" is starkly
beautiful. The trees sit in an acidic area with the thermal springs and
geysers, and one wonders how the trees can survive.
Hachadoorian is a semi-retired engineer who has
a passion for photography. "I got involved with photography at the age of
ten and my mom encouraged me. I even had a dark room. Photography took a back
seat with my growing family and full time work when older. When I got my first
digital camera 12 to 14 years ago it revived my passion for photography. It gives you instant feedback
... Once I learned how to read histograms, my work improved by leaps and
bounds," Hachadoorian said. "My real love has always been nature and
He now uses a Nikon D3S camera with a 24-72.8
Photographer, John Bruno is also from Great
Neck. The former official Giants photographer now concentrates on
music-oriented themes, with an impressive roster of bands that include Long
Island's Tom Chapin, Jefferson Starship, the Lovin' Spoonful, the Temptations
and others. In the sepia-toned photograph, "Rapture," two musicians
are intertwined with their music and movements, thus creating a dynamic design.
Bruno uses a Canon 7D with various lenses from
A reception is planned for Saturday, Oct. 13,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
The show continues until the end of October.
PHAN is a group of talented photographers from the Town of North Hempstead. It
consists of Jan Altes, John Bruno, Barbara Fields, Phyllis Goodfriend, Haig
Hachadoorian, Monroe Halpern, John Micheals, George Novello, Jim Pelzer and
Linda Russo. For more information contact Altes at 917-592-8259.
Barnes Gallery has been in business for 40
years, specializing in custom framing and matting of fine art. It is located at
2 Nassau Boulevard in Garden City South. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 516-538-4503 for more information.
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