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2nd Annual Veterans’ Exhibit

Posted on Nov 2, 2020 by Glenview Art League   No Comments Yet | Posted in Art Exhibition

GLENVIEW ART LEAGUE HOSTS 2ND ANNUAL VETERANS’ EXHIBIT at the JourneyCare Care Center, Nov. 2 – Dec. 30, 2020

In honor of those who have served our country, The Glenview Art League is hosting its 2nd Annual Veterans’ Exhibit at JourneyCare Care Center, 2050 Claire Ct, from November 2nd to December 30th. Veterans and artists, Greg Britton and Allen Giedratis, will be featured this year. Due to Covid restrictions there will not be a reception but visitors are welcome to view the exhibit M-F from 9-5 pm in small groups.

Greg Britton is a photographer who works in the classic black and white film tradition. He values the craft, the process, and creative choices in this discipline. His passion is to explore the medium in order to create thoughtful, personal, and beautiful images that give lasting meaning to his vision and memories. He has experimented with Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/Palladium, Ziatype, Lith, and Carbon printing. Each process lends a unique look and feeling to a photographic print. One of his goals is to match a particular printing process to a negative he is interested in exploring further, in the hopes of creating the image as he saw it while taking the initial photograph.

Allen Giedratis enlisted in the US Air Force upon graduation from high school and acquired his first 35mm film range finder camera while in the service. He upgraded to a more sophisticated camera and began his love of photography during his 4 year enlistment. Following the military, his career occasionally required use of a variety of cameras in evidentiary photography. After retiring, he study photography and art at Oakton Community College in order to explore all facets of photography from the early days of the art, such as, wet plate photography to modern digital photography, and computer manipulation. He loves to capture images of landscape, documentary and natural abstraction from near and far using pin hole, large, and medium format film cameras and various digital equipment. To then offer the work in a finished framed presentation is what propels his creative passion.

These two artists have collaborated to experiment with the Wet Plate Collodion Photography as well as various films and developer combinations to create a unique look and feel to a photograph.

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Iceland Abandoned House, Allen Gedraitis

Union Station, Greg Britton

The league is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the study and advancement of fine art in the community.

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