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Photography on Display at City Hall
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

City Council is pleased to host a two-person exhibition of black and white photographs by Bemis School of Art instructors Angela V. Crews and Richard L. Rinker.

The Citizen Art Gallery features hand-processed, gelatin-silver printsof objects, architectural structures, landscapes and street scenes that were photographed with vintage and toy cameras.

Council will hold an art reception for the artists and the public on Thursday, April 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at City Hall located 107 N. Nevada Ave.

The exhibit runs through April 30. Viewing hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.



About the Artists

Angela V. Crews
Crews graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Photography. After arriving in Colorado Springs in 2002, she worked for a local commercial photographer for more than eight years then started teaching at the Bemis School of Art. In 2010, she began teaching the then-new professional photography degree program at Pikes Peak Community College. She considers herself a perpetual student of her true passion—the history of photography. She is inspired by the everyday—the beauty she sees in the sunlight on a landscape, the hidden places we call our own, things that make her smile, and the wonder that is always around us. Often those things that we forget to notice each day.

Richard L. Rinker
Rinker is a Colorado native whose early adventures with a Kodak Brownie camera sparked his life-long passion for photography. He has exhibited his work at a number of venues in the Pikes Peak Region and along the Front Range including a solo exhibit of work in 2008. He has been teaching photography at Pikes Peak Community College since 2006 and at Bemis School of Art since 2012. He feels that his best photographs are made when he is truly in the moment—open and receptive to what is before his eyes rather than with some idea about what is in front of him. He finds beauty in the natural processes of disintegration, in the textures, patterns and the interplay of light and shadow, and in the way that man-made objects become transformed into forms that are more organic and begin to merge with earth and elements.