FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                     artspace News Release
Contact: Jennifer Bridges, Administrator
Phone: 804.232.6464/ Fax: 804.232.6465
Email: artspacegallery@att.net
Address: artspace @ Plant Zero
Zero East 4th Street, Richmond, VA 23224
 
Images available online at www.artspacegallery.org
 
January 21, 2005
 
Upcoming Exhibits @ artspace
 
Richmond, VA— artspace, is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibitions. Artspace will feature artists Hullihen Williams Moore, H. Jennings Sheffield, and Debbie DaPrano in its February through March exhibitions. The exhibits open Friday, February 25th.  The Fourth Friday Opening Reception is from 7-10:30 pm, February 25, 2005.  All exhibits will close Sunday, March 20, 2005. 
           
Former Artspace member Debbie DaPrano will exhibit her most recent work in the Foyer gallery. Digital Stitch is a mixed-media show. Artspace has featured DaPrano’s work in several exhibitions. She has also shown at Art Works, Curated Culture, and the former Shockoe Bottom Arts Center. 
           
Artspace member, H. Jennings Sheffield will be showing in the Helena Davis gallery. The show, entitled Rainy Night on the Seine 07.04.04, consists of 10 images and an 8mm film loop projected onto the wall. Rainy Night on the Seine recreates an event experienced by the photographer as she photographed Paris from her glass-covered boat. Each image contains a glossy print mounted to a sheet of plexiglass and a transparency of the same image mounted onto another piece of plexiglass. The two pieces are then bolted together, creating a visual depth. Sheffield is the founder and owner of local creative-imaging studio, STAT Productions Inc. She is also adjunct faculty of Fine Art and Digital Photography at VCU. Her work has been shown throughout Richmond and Atlanta, GA.
 
An exhibition of thirty selenium-toned black-and-white photographs by Virginia native Hullihen Williams Moore will be featured in the Main gallery. The show, entitled Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, Photographs by Hullihen Williams Moore, is a testament to the beauty of the park and to its changing image over time. This program has been organized by and is circulated through the Statewide Exhibitions Program, Office of Statewide Partnerships, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with generous support from Philip Morris U.S.A. and the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Artspace thanks Suitable for Framing for its additional support. Hullihen Moore’s book will be available for sale at the gallery. He will be signing books during the opening reception. A complete News Release for Hullihen Moore’s exhibition is attached.       
 
 Artspace is a non-profit art gallery dedicated to the understanding and awareness of contemporary visual and performing arts. Founded in 1988, Artspace is a member-run organization. Artspace is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 to 4 pm and by appointment.  artspace is located at Zero East 4th Street within Plant Zero, in the recently designated Arts District in Manchester, Richmond VA. You can learn more about Artspace and its upcoming events at www.artspacegallery.org.
 
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Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park,

Photographs by Hullihen Williams Moore

 

An exhibition of thirty selenium-toned black-and-white photographs by Virginia native Hullihen Williams Moore will be featured at Artspace. The show, entitled Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, Photographs by Hullihen Williams Moore, is a testament to the beauty of the park and to its changing image over time.  The show opens Friday, February 25th and closes Sunday, March 20th.
 
Hullihen Williams Moore is a landscape photographer. Through his work, Mr. Moore seeks to let others know some of the wonder, power, and beauty of the wildness of nature. He concentrates on the national parks, particularly the area in and around the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. These exquisite photographs convey a sense of personal and natural history on many levels. First, and most evident, is the photographer’s record of his visual and emotional relationship with the landscape. He has returned to Shenandoah Park, year after year, on journeys of discovery and of reconsideration, seeking the new yet always returning to the old. He documents change—both growth and destruction. Floods, harsh winters, barren summers, and years of plenty work together to keep the forest in a continual cycle of transformation. Moore captures the ongoing biography of this very particular place.
 
In college at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Mr. Moore was a stringer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and was paid five dollars for each photograph used by the paper. Later at the University of Virginia, he continued to make pictures as a hobby, often traveling into the mountains to photograph. In the 1970's, Mr. Moore bought his first view camera. He later studied with Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park. In addition, he has studied landscape photography and fine print making with noted landscape photographers John Sexton and Philip Hyde.
 
His book, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park, was published by the University of Virginia Press in October, 2003. The work contains 51 images, made over more than 20 years. From grand vistas and waterfalls to the delicate unfurling of new ferns, these duotone prints capture the singular appeal that attracts 1.7 million visitors to the park each year. In two essays, Moore addresses the natural and human history of the park as well as his own personal experience of it, including stories behind several individual photographs. The book has been recognized for excellence by the Association of Partners for Public Lands.
 
National Public Radio Weekend Edition – Sunday featured Mr. Moore and his book in a December, 2003, broadcast. NPR said:
Today, Hullie Moore’s book of photographs, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park … may be doing for Shenandoah what Adams did for Yosemite.  Moore captures the park’s waterfalls, vistas, ice-laden trees and budding flowers in black and white images that are both simple and profound.
 
Concurrent with the publication of Mr. Moore's book, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has mounted a traveling exhibit of images from the book, to tour Virginia for the next several years. The October-November, 2003, issue of albemarle magazine featured a 10-page portfolio of Moore's work and an excerpt from his book. Mr. Moore received the silver award for the albemarle photographic essay from the International Regional Magazine Association. In addition, a portfolio of Mr. Moore's photographs has appeared in Blue Ridge Country. His images have also appeared on calendars, and on six popular posters he has published of the Shenandoah National Park. In addition to the current Virginia Museum of Fine Arts exhibit, Mr. Moore has had numerous one-person shows throughout Virginia.
 
Mr. Moore works with a wooden 4 x 5 view camera, and does all of his own developing and printing. Each print is made by the artist, selenium toned, mounted on museum board with an overmat, and signed.  Mr. Moore may be reached through his website, www.hullihenmoorephotography.com.
 
This program has been organized by and is circulated through the Statewide Exhibitions Program, Office of Statewide Partnerships, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with generous support from Philip Morris U.S.A. and the Council of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Artspace thanks Suitable for Framing for its additional support.
 
Hullihen Moore’s book will be available for sale at Artspace. He will be signing books during the opening reception.
 
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