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Come ‘Strut Your Stuff’ At Bozart Show Opening

“Underneath” by Angela Clanton chosen as a 2013 Paducah Photo Gallery Winner sponsored by the Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky.

By Jack Gurner

WATER VALLEY – Art lovers will get the red carpet treatment this Friday night at the opening of the “Interpreting the Photograph” show at Bozarts.
It is one of two art shows in Water Valley featuring photography. The other is “Due South/True North, Landscape Photography by Brooke White” already on display at Yalo Studio and Gallery.
The Bozart’s event will open with an artists’ reception Friday night from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m and attendees are urged to “dress  to impress” for the special live photo shoot that accompanies the opening.
According to gallery owner Annette Trefzer, the “Be the Art” Red Carpet Premier Photo Op will allow gallery visitors to “strut their stuff” in a red carpet style setting and have their photo taken. “Props will be available or you can bring your own,” Trefzer said.
The new show features the work of photographers Angela G. Clanton, William Goodman and Ivo Kamps.
Clanton, who is a member of the Bozarts Alliance, is curating the show. She invited Goodman and Kamps to display their work along with hers.
Describing her photographs, Clanton said, “My works have been considered to depict the “Southern Gothic.”
She uses multiple photos, pieces of photos and layers of information to create her artworks, which she calls a “digital montage.”
“I enjoy experimenting with printing the images on unconventional media such as matte film, brown kraft paper and watercolor paper,” Clanton added.
Goodman’s art pieces begin with an initial image, but go through a number of processes before the work is complete. “My images are often veiled illusions which echo deep layers of my own life experience, both positive and negative.”
Kamps, who shot his first roll of film over forty years ago with his dad’s camera, majored in English and philosophy in college, but spent most of his time in the darkroom. “The world is a cluttered and abundant place,” he said.  “When you look through a view finder you can exclude many things and what’s left becomes calmer, finite, and ordered – things stand out more clearly.”
Regular hours at Bozarts are Thursday and Friday, noon until 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The gallery is located at 403 North Main Street.
Yalo Studio and Gallery, 303 North Main Street, is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 5 p.m.

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