Native Americans of the Adirondacks
Please join us for our next meeting Thursday, April 20th, at 7:00pm.
Club member Charlie Kreitler will be our “guest” speaker, and will talk about creating 3 photographic panels of Native Americans of the Adirondack region (upstate New York). Charlie will briefly cover his use of Photoshop to put the panels together and then a discussion of the story behind each panel. Digital versions of each panel as well as full-scale paper draft versions of each panel will be shown at the meeting.
7:00 – 7:20 Welcome, Introductions, and Member News
7:25 – 8:15 Program: Native Americans of the Adirondacks with Charlie Kreitler
8:20 – 9:00 Critiques: Forms in Nature
About Our Program: Native Americans of the Adirondacks with Charlie Kreitler
In Fall 2015, Charlie was approached by the curator of the Lake George Historical Association’s museum to create a set of panels to depict the life and times of the Native Americans in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York.
In Charlie’s words: “It was an assignment quite different from the norm. I was asked to build with Photoshop three large (3 ft x 3 ft) panels depicting different aspects of Native Americans from the Iroquois Nation. The panels focused on: 1) the paintings, sketches, photographs of the people from the 1600’s to the present, 2) treaties and documents of the tribes and 3) the totems of their ancestors. Within each panel, individual images were cut and pasted and blended with different degrees of transparency so that images grow out of one another and give an integrated look to each panel. The tenor of the panels was to be ‘artistic’ and not historical or literal in interpretation. I worked with several museums that provided digital access to historic paintings and historic photographs, living artists, and Native Americans. The panels were reviewed by a representative of the Mohawk tribe to make sure they were accurate.”
Dues for 2017 are $12.
New members joining after the first of the year will pay a prorated amount. You may pay by check at the next meeting or mail to our treasurer, Winifred Simon, at 600 Red Hawk Road, Wimberley, TX 78676, or pay using PayPal.
Critiques: Forms in Nature
You may submit up to 2 images. Please resize them to 2,000 pixels on the long side, with a resolution of 72, and name them 1FirstName_LastName.jpg, 2FirstName_LastName.jpg. Remember, when showing your images, you may ask for a critique or suggestions for improvement from members, or simply “show and tell” your image.
Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 18th, so Jørgen will have time to prepare them for the meeting.
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