July Issue 2000
The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC, Features Annual Members Show
The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC, is presenting its annual, non-juried summer exhibition. The 2000 Members Show, is on view through Sept. 24, 2000. While The Light Factory usually exhibits light generated media, the members show includes this and other forms of artistic expression. This year's entries range from the more conventional strokes of painting and printmaking, to avant garde photography, as well as traditional approaches of documentary, landscape, and fine art photography. Tom Stanley, director, Winthrop University Galleries, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, serves as awards judge this year.
In addition to a $150 cash award for Best of Show, gift certificates for lab services have been generously donated by Charles Johnson Color, Quality Chrome Photographic and Digital Services and Kenny Color.
Photography Projects with Charlotte Youth is a group exhibition of photographs by Charlotte students and is also on view through Sept. 3, 2000. The exhibit highlights this year's community outreach programs at The Light Factory. Supported by grants from the Cultural Education Collaborative (CEC), 403 sixth graders at James Martin Middle School participated in The Camera Obscura Project, a curriculum-based project linking science and social studies through the study of photography.
In collaboration with the English as a Second Language teachers at Lincoln Heights Elementary School and Eastway Middle School, The Light Factory presented Charlotte's Family Album, a photography project integrating the visual arts, social studies and literacy skills.
Charlotte's Family Album continues The Light Factory's commitment to introducing photography to international populations of students and families in Charlotte. Also supported by the CEC, The Light Factory partnered with Charlotte Raptor Center to offer The Art of Nature, a curriculum-based program for after-school students at Hawthorne and Northridge Middle Schools. The Art of Nature introduced camera techniques, art terminology and journal writing as well as the study of photosynthesis to these young learners.
Finally, a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a foundation supported by federal tax funds and private gifts whose purpose is to encourage and assist public education activities in the humanities for adults, allowed The Light Factory to expand the successful Exploring Our Communities project. Combining visual art, social studies and language arts curricula, eighth graders at Piedmont Open Middle School examined Charlotte's urban development by photographing their communities, studying local history and recording oral histories with senior residents.
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