Opening night for False Face: An Art Show About Masked Identities at The Fincher Visual Arts Center. Thank you to participating artists and everyone who came out for support.
Em Harris with ceramic masks
Jym Davis mask wall
Katie Rita painting
Brett Mullinix discussing his artwork
False Face artists Brett, Tyler, Jym, and Em
Please join us Thursday, October 27th between 6:00 and 9:00 PM for our show opening. There will be food and a reception at the Fincher Visual Arts Center. The show features seven artists working in a variety of mediums exploring the concept of disguised identity or ‘false faces’. The show will run from October 27 to November 17.
About the Artists: William Haun, a photographer from West Africa, is documenting the little known tribal “Doorudoo” tradition where masked men participate in a dance off. Talaina Fisher is a digital artist from Arizona who uses digital manipulation to create otherworldly and atmospheric images. Brett Mullinix, Art Dept. Chair at Reinhardt University, will be presenting recent collage works that explore notions of spatial perception and memory that often use historical imagery and humor in order to challenge notions of content. Jym Davis, also a Professor at Reinhardt, is presenting hand-made Paper-mache masks and modeled photographs from his 2016 National Park Artist-In-Residency in Arizona. Katie Rita is a hand-poke tattoo artist from Olympia, Washington who works in large scale mural and painting. Em Harris is a ceramicist who is displaying a series of beautiful glazed masks. Tyler Gill is a photographer and Reinhardt Instructor who specializes in traditional darkroom artwork.
Directions to the Fincher Visual Arts Center from the main entrance on Reinhardt’s campus (off Hwy. 140 / Reinhardt College Parkway). Follow the highlighted route. Parking available at the Arts Center:
Halloween came early to the ART 261: Digital Photography class. Our evening session focused on one of my favorite props: masks. It is great having green fields and Lake Mullenix behind the Fincher Art Building at Reinhardt University. It is an ideal photographic setting. One of the lessons from our photo shoot was combining natural sunset light with artificial diffused light boxes. And of course we mixed in a smoke machine for extra atmosphere. Thanks to Anna, Stephanie, and Carl for modeling. Photo credit (top to bottom): Matt Abbas, Micah Dozier (2), Haley Mewborn, Anna Phillips, Hannah Pike, Haley Mewborn, Lindsay New, Tia Sewell, Jym Davis (2). All images copyright to the photographers 2016.