View the masterpieces of Ansel Adams in Mount Vernon

February 22, 2012 by  

The exhibit Classic Images: Photographs by Ansel Adams will be showing at the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts from February 25-May 6. Admission is free.

Ansel Adams is one of the United States most celebrated photographers; his work seems to appeal to a large segment of the population. His photographs are bold and dramatic and artistic in their simplicity. This exhibit features 72 of his black and white photographs which he printed for his daughter. The photographs are also part of a portfolio the photographer put together in the 1970s to show his best images. People from all over the area, including from nearby Shiloh, should be flocking to this exhibit. Those who work for printing companies or those in the commercial art field might be especially interested in viewing the artistic work of a photographer who was also a quite successful commercial photographer.

In addition to the exhibit there will also be several lectures. Rusty Freeman, Cedarhurst Director of Visual Arts will give a free lecture on the opening night of the exhibit at 6 pm. Photographer Michael Sarver will be giving a free lecture on March 21 at 11 am. The most interesting lecture will most likely be the one given by Ansel Adams’ son, Dr. Michael Adams who will possibly be able to share a lot of background information and personal insight about the photographer and his work. This lecture will take place on April 28 at 7 pm; admission is free for members of the Cedarhurst Center and $5 for non-members.