Feature Articles

February 2014

Green Sage Coffeehouse & Café in Asheville, NC, Offers Photography

The Green Sage Coffeehouse & Café in Asheville, NC, is presenting Visual Design: Images that Endure, featuring the work of four WNC photographers: Bonnie Cooper, Don McGowan, Bruce Siulinski, and Rob Travis, on view in both their locations through Mar. 31, 2014.

Rob Travis organized the exhibit and appreciates each photographer’s distinct style. “This extraordinary exhibit showcases each of the individual artist’s approach to the process of “visual design” in fine art photography. Balance, space, and visual design elements found in nature are artfully utilized in this inspiring display of creative expression. The exhibit nicely complements the décor of both venues.”

The images exhibited have a heavy emphasis on nature with a selection of landscapes and portraits of flowers and trees. In keeping with the theme of “Images that Endure” there’s also nostalgic photographs including a series of rustic cars. Today’s photographers have a wide choice of materials on which to offer their images to customers. The images on display include those on photographic paper framed under glass, canvas and metal.

Bonnie Cooper resides in Asheville and has practiced photography with passion since 2000. Her images celebrate the beauty of the natural world around the country. She works as an artist, teacher and writer and assists in the EarthSong Photography Workshops and tours.

Don McGowan, also of Asheville is a professional nature photographer. Through his photography he is “creating a connection with the earth and using my camera to express that connection; and then by extension to invite all of you to share it with me.” In addition to his fine art photography and commercial services, McGowan leads the EarthSong Photography Workshops and tours.

Bruce Siulinski studied graphic design and photography in Texas before moving to Brevard, NC, in 2004. Favorite subjects are nature and landscape images often of forests and the coastal regions of the Carolinas and Maine. He has a passion for outdoor sports – skiing, fly fishing, windsurfing and kayaking and these interests shape his photography and often provide the creative ideas behind his work.

Rob Travis is from Transylvania County and also works as a glass artist at Glass Feather Studio Gallery in Cedar Mountain, NC, a craft that influences his photography. His photography has been featured extensively in publications throughout the area. “I photograph the majestic and the minute, all focused on capturing the spirit within. At the end of the day, I want my photography to take my viewers out there with me, on their own journey, through my art.”

The Green Sage has a history of also supporting the work of local artists. The Green Sage Coffeehouse & Café serves healthy food made with natural, local, and organic ingredients. The locations are downtown Asheville, 5 Broadway Street and South Asheville, 1800 Hendersonville Road.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings or call 828/252-4450.

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