First Friday, July 3, 2009

We attended the First Friday opening of “Black and White” at the Dean Johnson gallery last evening. The gallery was filled with photography, black and white photography, of course. Two of the exhibitors are good friends of ours, Dale Bernstein of McCordsville and Andrew Johnston of Greenwood. In the past, I’ve written about Dale here on the blog. Dale is exhibiting three pieces from his wet plate work – work that always blows me away. Andrew is an excellent young photographer that is working very hard and is succeeding in developing his art and craft. Andrew is exhibiting four pieces, one of which I witnessed at the click of the shutter. Congratulations to them both. Their work, IMHO, is the class of the exhibit.

We also attended the final First Friday opening at the Ruschman Gallery. Mark Ruschman, one of the most respected gallery owners, and a leader of the arts community, in Indianapolis will be closing his gallery at the end of July. Here’s an article from Nuvo where Mark gives an “exit interview.” And, you can view the Farewell Exhibition here.

We ended the evening with a wonderful dinner at Amici’s. Accompanied by our friends Robert, Steve, Naomi and Linda, we enjoyed the best Italian food and wine in Indianapolis. Special thanks to our host Robert.

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