November 10 - December 5, 2018
Artists’ Opening Reception: Saturday, November 10, 5-8pm (calendar)
LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
|Son, Tone Elin Solholm|
“The Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast reminds us that it’s not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratitude that makes us happy. Can we invite more happiness into our lives by photographing the things we’re thankful for? I like to think so. I spent a very challenging season of my life focused on this practice. Making images of gratitude was a sacred, healing touchpoint – a daily reminder that good still exists, that there really is beauty in the world.”
“As artists, we have the privilege of being able to create the world we’d like to live in - at least in our images. What if we consciously created a world filled with love, connection, beauty, and hope - a world where we celebrate the little things that bring us joy? What if we made images with the express intention to help others see beyond the horror in the news cycle and the stress of daily life? What if we considered our photography a gratitude practice?” ~ Laura Valenti
Laura Valenti is the founder of Light Atlas Creative, www.lightatlascreative.com, an online platform for transformative photography education. She teaches interactive e-courses, supports emerging photographers in her creative mentoring program, speaks to photo groups and curates exhibitions for galleries and photo festivals around the world. At the core, her work is about helping her students find their true voice as artists, so they can make their most personal, meaningful, and wholehearted work.
Congratulations to the photographers accepted into In Gratitude.
Angela Douglas Ramsey • Sally Bowker • Jim Congleton
Norma Cordova • Terry Donnelly • Gloria Baker Feinstein
Joni Kabana • Sally Kim-Miller • Tone Elin Solholm
Kathleen Malan Thompson • Sam Blair • Peggy Taylor Reid
Stan Raucher • Thomas Robinson • Julie Moore
Michelle Swanson • Terry Thompson • Charlotte Watts
In Gratitude will be on display in the gallery through December 5th. Please visit the gallery during the month to see the collection of work. Complete show info is on the LightBox website at http://lightbox-photographic.com/shows/. LightBox memberships are a way to become part of the community that helps to further the mission of the gallery. Contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11 - 5:30.