OMG! OMG! This is all I can say after my evening at the CS Gallery for The Second Annual Exposure Event! Amy Leibrand (curator) Cindy Westover (accomplice..hehe!), Lisa McLymont (juror) and Daniel Colvin (gallery owner) outdid themselves last night at the opening reception for this amazing exhibit of mobile photography!!!
Every aspect of the event was phenomenal…from excellent food, over the top turn-out, yummy wine to exquisite art…what more could you ask for???
I got there around 7:30, just in time for the one hour power outage…a celebration of last year’s power outage during the first hour of the event…and a gallery so packed that there was a waiting line to get in! And,OMG, the first person, I see is Chad Cochran!!!! FINALLY I get to meet this guy who I featured last summer and have wanted to meet forever! That alone made my night!
Next was looking at amazing photography using our cell phones for lighting. What an excellent way to start the evening. The photography on exhibit is beyond words…so much variety, such talent, artists from all over Ohio, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington, DC and other US locations AND work from Italy, Turkey, England, Denmark, and more! I wanted to just purchase all of them, have Amy bring them to my house and set up a gallery there. Unfortunately, my budget precluded that but I did purchase a gorgeous pic from Denmark…can’t wait to get that one home!!!
I got the opportunity to see Megan Monteith Corwin, someone I meet several years ago at a crafts fair, who has found her passion in mobile photography after trying so many other art forms; says she thinks she finally found her niche. Donna Estep McCarty and Chad were other photographers that I have featured along with Amy. I also got to meet several of the featured photographers and hope to have the opportunity to meet with and interview them along with some other artists I met from the 614 group.
It was a magical evening and I have to thank, most of all, Amy for her foresight to bring this innovative art form to the Columbus area. I can’t wait to see what else she brings to our city!
If you weren’t able to attend the opening reception, you can still come out to the gallery to see the exhibit as it will be open for two more weeks. Photographs can also be purchased through the online gallery at: