- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Photography panel discussion Jan. 12 at Freeport Art Museum
• Three artists discuss the intrigue of the banal or mundane in contemporary photography
FREEPORT, Ill. — Photography enthusiasts are invited to join an extraordinary panel discussion at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12, as three artists from the Ninth Annual Regional Juried Exhibition discuss the intrigue of the banal or mundane in contemporary photography at the Freeport Art Museum (FAM).
Scott Cavanah, Juan Fernandez and Emily Franklin regularly turn their lens on the commonplace found in the world around them. There are no grand vistas here. They haven’t plundered Yosemite for the dramatic or sublime, but instead have focused on grain elevators, bland architecture and everyday scenes for their subject matter.
What draws them to photograph the commonplace? Does the familiar reveal unfamiliarity or, become noble and majestic?
Explore these and other questions regarding images of the world “just as it is” at the event.
Sam Tucibat, artist and instructor of photography and graphic design at Highland Community College, will serve as panel moderator and will add commentary.
The event is open to the public with donation serving as admission.
FAM is at 121 N. Harlem Ave., Freeport, Ill., and is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and noon-5 p.m., Saturday. Tours may be scheduled by calling (815) 235-9755. Admission to the museum is free, although donations are appreciated.
From the Dec. 19-25, 2012, issue