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Newburgh’s Ole Faithful Photography Exhibit
August 27, 2016 @ 10:30 pm - 12:30 am
Safe Harbors of the Hudson Cornerstone Residence will celebrate the second in its photography series Through the Eyes of Cornerstone with an opening reception of the exhibition Newburgh’s Ole Faithful on Newburgh Last Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. This exhibition will be on view in Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz through October, with more in the series to follow.
Three photographers, all residents of the Cornerstone, will be featured in the exhibition. Tony Moorer, Pedro Bonilla and Kathy Roche are passionate photo journalists who have been able to manifest their skills thanks to the generous donation of Pentax DSLR cameras made available to the Digital Photo Academy, which is providing the equipment for the project.
This exhibition showcases long-standing business operators in the City of Newburgh. “Newburgh is rich with small businesses that have served the community for many generations, some of them family owned for over 100 years. Recognition for each of them is well deserved,” says Lisa Silverstone, Executive Director of Safe Harbors.
Images for Newburgh’s Ole Faithful will be selected from a series of fifteen photo shoots of local businesses which took place over the course of the past several months. The 75 prints, all on 11X14 format fine art paper, donated by Canson, will include compelling portraits of business owners and their environs, including bakers at work in the early morning hours, press operators on machines dating back to the 1890’s and barber shop chairs that have been occupied since WWII and before.
The opening reception will feature delicious food donated by a number of the participating restaurant owners as well as live music from McKeel’s Music Shop.
Participating businesses include: Anna’s Restaurant, Doulin Funeral Home, Leo’s, McKeel’s Music Shop, Miriam’s Dress Shop, Newburgh Envelope, North Plank Road Historical Tavern, Pete’s Hotdogs, Shapiro’s Furniture, The Golden Rail, Thornwillow Press, Tony’s Newburgh Lunch, Torino’s Bakery, Umberto’s and Warehouse Furniture.
“We have many artists who reside here at the Cornerstone. Tony, Pedro and Kathy thought it would be great to show thanks and appreciation to the business operators who have been loyal to the city.” says June Henley, Director of Programming at Safe Harbors.
This project was organized by professional photographers Jim Megargee, long-time printer for famed commercial photographer Annie Liebovitz and Jill Enfield, fine art photographer with a solo photographic show debuting at Ellis Island in May, 2017.
Each exhibition in Through the Eyes of the Cornerstone has a City of Newburgh theme and the series will continue indefinitely with the goal of creating a coffee table book, proceeds of which will benefit the work of Safe Harbors of the Hudson.
DOOR PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN AT THE OPENING EVENT.
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