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Out of Frame–Student Exhibition at StudioWorks by ZoomGroup

Out of Frame: October 13th – November 18th: Studio Works by Zoom Group

1503 Bardstown Road, Louisville, 40204 

This past summer I had the pleasure of teaching a 12-week photography class with StudioWorks artists at Zoom Group.  There was nothing more thrilling than showing up to an attentive and excited crowd ready for another photographic adventure. The class was rooted in the fundamentals of strong photo composition and reinforced with each new lesson, allowing the artists to hone their photographic eyes.


Thanks to Reggie for capturing this fun shot of me during our light painting session.


Louisville Photo Biennial provided the cameras and photos printers for processing the work created in class. And just like the darkroom, there is a sense of magic when you see an image coming to life. Because StudioWorks produces art for sale to the general public, we spent a lot of time reviewing images and selecting the worthiest of being printed.



StudioWorks artists explore a variety of artistic mediums and it was fun for me as an instructor to introduce several photo-based mixed-media projects to this group.  We addressed photography’s early history but in a modern fashion when printing digital negatives and exposing them on fabrics via light sensitive dyes in the bright sunlight. We also referenced 19th century tin types through digital image transfers that we ‘printed’ onto aged aluminum with interesting results!


At the Kentucky State Fair…one of several off site field trips with Studio Works!


Highlights of the course were creating light paintings, an in-camera photography effect achieved through slow shutter speeds in low lighting; as well as several off-site field trips to the Kentucky State Fair, the Big Four Walking Bridge and exploring the vast photographic collection at Paul Paletti Gallery in NULU Arts District. The length of this program enabled me to establish a relationship with each artist while having the time to fully dive into the creative options of the digital camera as well as explorations beyond the electronic image.


StudioWorks employee Andrew Hardin did a great job installing the exhibition!


Out of Frame is a featured exhibition in the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a regional festival occurring in over 60 venues throughout the Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana area from September 22-November 11. Through exhibits, receptions, workshops and educational opportunities, the Biennial celebrates the medium of photography in all of its richness and variety, and its ability to touch and enrich our lives.

“Reinventing Tradition” at StudioWorks by Zoom Group

It is with great pleasure to announce my participation in the upcoming “Reinventing Tradition exhibition at StudioWorks by Zoom Group, curated by the amazing and talented Barrett Smyth!

Founded in 1986, Zoom Group is a thriving organization that empowers, educates and employs over 250 people with all levels of developmental disabilities. StudioWorks, the art studio of Zoom Group,  is a creative and inclusive atmosphere in which artists with and without disabilities thrive.  Professionally-trained artists are on staff to interact with member artists daily as they deepen their talents, change perceptions, raise awareness, and beautify the community through art.

Reinventing Tradition” aims to surpass the boundaries of academic fine art and its scholarly values by skewing the lens of how one analyzes a work of art. The artists obscure the viewer’s perception through their execution in technique, process, and rendering. The show is to glorify the radical progressions that both the artists and their work have created through their alternative processes, while remaining loyal to traditional media”.  Curator Barrett Smyth

The opening reception of “Reinventing Tradition is Friday, October 21st from 6-9 pm.  If you can’t make it that night, the exhibition will be up through December 30th.  StudioWorks is located at 2008 Eastern Parkway in Louisville, Kentucky.  The gallery and studio are open to the public Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Saturday from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Please share the word of this event, which will also share awareness of the awesome Zoom Group organization!

Hope to see you there!