Marty Kaminsky opens his “Photography and Woodturning” exhibit on Sept. 8 at the San Jacinto College South Campus. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing department.
Marty Kaminsky opens SJC South Fall fine arts exhibitions
Andrea Vasquez-- September 1, 2011
HOUSTON — The San Jacinto College (SJC) South fine arts department opens its Fall event schedule with artist Marty Kaminsky’s exhibition, “Photography and Woodturning.”
Opening on Sept. 8, Kaminsky’s exhibition will display photography works and art pieces created from the process of woodturning, a form of woodworking that spins the piece of wood on a lathe while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape its form.
In addition to his intricate woodturning art, Kaminsky’s photography also strikes audiences with the same appreciation for nature he captures in his images. “The creativity in all this is not to merely show a place or event, but to also present the emotional essence that I experienced in being there,” said Kaminsky.
Having previously worked mostly with film, once he transitioned to digital photography some of his peers scoffed at the idea of creating fine art through a digital medium. For Kaminsky, it only opened his artistic world even more. “Now I have amazing, precise control over color images,” he said. “My friend says I’ve gone to ‘the dark side.’ If I have, I’m very happy in the shadows.”
The opening reception for “Photography and Woodturning,” will be on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the art department gallery, room 12114, in the Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Building on the South Campus, located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.arts.sanjac.edu.
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