Studio hosts photo exhibit
‘I Am Coatesville’ exhibition runs through Dec. 29
COATESVILLE >> Art Partners Studio announced the portrait photography exhibition “I Am Coatesville,” showing now through Dec. 29 at Coatesville Savings Bank.
The exhibit was initiated by two professional photographers, Dave Eastburn and Krista Niles. Their concept is to “engage neighbors in a portrait art project to build community.”
The artists mentored teen and adult photography students—introducing them to the work of eminent portrait photographers, discussing how to build a successful and dynamic relationship between sitter and photographer, and inviting them to create portraits of fellow Coatesville residents in a professionally equipped “pop-up” portrait studio at the Art Partners Studio under the portico of the former Benner School.
The exhibit showcases photographs by Artem Desman, Jeffery Cooper, Peter Guman and Jane Johnson. It acknowledges the generosity of over 30 friends and family who agreed to sit for the portraits. The portraits belong to the artists. Every sitter is represented in the show and each will receive a smaller print to remember the project.
Art Partners Studio thanked Eastburn and Niles for developing the project and Coatesville Savings Bank for sponsoring of the workshop and exhibition. Coatesville Savings Bank is at 185 E. Lincoln Highway.
For a listing of current Art Partners Studio art education programs and exhibitions, visit www. artpartnersstudio.org.
Art Partners Studio is Coatesville’s art studio at 545 E. Lincoln Highway, a place for artists of all ages. Studio programs partner artists with neighbors through classes, exhibitions, art activities at city events and community art projects.
The studio representatives thanked friends and neighbors for their encouragement and support, including Angel Grapevine, Gunard Berry Carlson Memorial Foundation, Chester County Community Foundation Fund: Valerie Lamb Smith Art Fund, Citadel, Coatesville Savings Bank, Coatesville Youth Initiative, Connelly Foundation, First Niagara, Huston Foundation, Di and Dallas Krapf, Marshall-Reynolds Foundation, Matthews Children’s Foundation, PECO, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Rotary Club of Coatesville, Springbank Foundation/Robert and Jennifer McNeil, Stewart Huston Charitable Trust, Target and TD Bank.
Art Partners Studio announced the portrait photography exhibition “I Am Coatesville,” showing through Dec. 29 at Coatesville Savings Bank.