Three Stones Gallery Spring Photography Show Features Four Seasoned Photographers
In this age of selfies and streaming Instagram images, Three Stones Gallery spotlights the craft of fine art photography with a Spring Photography Show. The opening reception is Saturday, April 2, 6-9pm at the gallery in West Concord.
The show features the work of Jennifer Montgomery Johnston, Bill Claybrook, John Kennard and Stefan Hagen, four professional photographers who have dedicated their lives to their craft and who have over 100 years of experience among them. Three of the artists also have strong ties to Concord.
Jennifer Montgomery Johnston, Concord resident and owner of Three Stones Gallery, has also been a passionate photographer for 25 years.
“I feel nothing less than pure joy when I head out into the world with camera in hand when that familiar sweet shift ‘clicks in’ releasing my regular sight for a time and leading me into the inner realm of a photographer’s hawk vision,” said Johnston. She adds, “I am pleased to show my photographs in the company of such high caliber work.”
Bill Claybrook, a Carlisle resident who also lived in Concord for many years, has been a photographer for 40 years. He also holds a PhD in computer science. Bill believes that a fine art photograph is a vehicle through which the photographer shares his or her vision with an audience and that reflects the artist’s emotional response to the subject.
John Kennard, a resident of Concord for 18 years who is currently based in Chelsea, has been a photographer for almost 40 years. His work is in museum collections throughout the country, including the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. His book, Concord, Massachusetts: Photographs by John Kennard is currently available at the gallery.
For Stefan Hagen, a visual artist born in Germany and based in New York City, the photographic process is the unique ability to collect light. He utilizes this with images exposed over an extended period of time. In addition to exhibits in NYC, his work has been shown nationally and internationally. Hagen, a photographer for 30 years, is also the founder of the Montello Foundation, dedicated to supporting artists who help foster the need to protect nature.
The show is open through May 10. For more information, visit ThreeStonesGallery.com or call the gallery at 978-254-5932.