Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"A Few Things I've Seen"

George Warner on the left.
John Reburn on the right.

Flower II ~ by George Warner
Gracie ~ by John Reburn

Last evening, I attended a new speaker series at the O. Winston Link Museum in downtown Roanoke. It was called BEYOND THE FRAME: Interview with the Artist and Closing Reception.
A photographic exhibit, "A Few Things I've Seen", was viewed in the Robert Kulp Trackside Gallery followed by an interview of George Warner, the photographer.

George is a local gentleman who will retire in two years. At that time, he will begin to fulfill his dream of being a full time photographer. His exhibit was a mixture of black & white and color photographs, with some digitally enhanced. There was no mistake that the exhibit was about real life and the things that happen around us. I thought George's photographs were stunning. It was very interesting to learn how George got to where he is today ~ the man behind the camera.

The program was hosted by John Reburn. Besides being the owner of Roanoke Valley Printworks in downtown Roanoke, John is also a busy designer and printmaker who loves all things from bygone days. If you are ever in Roanoke, I highly recommend you make a visit to his shop ~ you will not be sorry. John is multi-talented, his work is outstanding, and he is just an all around great guy.

What I took away from the interview last night was a firming up of my realization that it is never too late to be what you want to be or to do what you want to do. There is still time for me to fulfill my artistic dreams.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You got the message!!!
It has been so long since I have been in Roanoke. When we visited kin in VA, and took the train, it went into Roanoke.
Kind of like hearing from home!


Marlene said...

What a great time you must have had. I really do need to get out more (lol). The message is great and it is never too late.