By Renato Ghio
Thanks to smartphones, we now all carry a device capable of capturing moments and images on the spot. Not always recognized as an “art form,” it certainly can be more than just a selfie. The Gallery at Still River Editions on East Liberty Street is showing just how diverse cellphone photography can be with its newest exhibit: Mobile Pics CT.
Running until September 25, this community-based exhibition of cellphone photographs features over 120 images taken in Connecticut. The results are diverse and interesting. And I, in fact, have two photographs in the show. My first entry is of the iconic Danbury Music Center rooftop, which I took from the parking garage one day while I was walking to my car. The other photo is of the sun, low in the sky, peeking between the trees during a snowy hike at Tarrywile Park.
The photographers are: Seth Adam, Michele Lee Amundsen, Michael Arafeh, David Arbour, Todd Atkinson, Adrienne Aurichio, Stella Maria Baer, Gabrielle Barrett, Julie Beman, Dan Bishop, Eric Bloomquist, Dave Bonan, Karrie Bulger, Dawn Burdick, Wendy Cahill, Danielle Capalbo, Jeff Cedrone, Ken Dixon, Adeline Crites-Moore, Shona Curtis, Shannon Duggan, Chris Durante, Mark Estrada, Sheryl Fatse, Ann Franzen, Arthur Gerstein, Renato Ghio, Lys Guillorn, David Haislip, Jen Haislip, Violet Harlow, Mary Harold, Karl Heine, Hank Hoffman, Aaron Houghtaling, Joanne Hudson, Christy Jackson, William Jones, Philip Keane, Karen Kalkstein, Stephen V. Kobasa, Stacey Kolbig, Phil Langin, Tiffany Lee, Isabel Levy, Melody Levy, Elisabeth Levy, Karin Mansberg, Sara Marquis, Samantha Mauro, Julie McNeil, Suzanne Molineaux, Vito Pasquale, Alegre Poniros, Sarah Rand, Barbara Ringer, Colleen Roche, Emily Roff, Michele Russell, Mark Savoia, Jennifer Schlesinger, Christina Spiesel, Allen Swerdlowe, Catherine Vanaria, Dan Villeneuve, Erin Waterfall, Dayna Wenzel, Samantha Yamin and Andrea Zimmermann.
The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty Street in Danbury. The gallery has hosted national and regional photographers and artists since 1989. In spring 2011, after a brief hiatus from exhibiting new work, the gallery returned to hosting shows on a quarterly basis.
The Gallery’s mission is to show traditional and digital prints of photographs and fine artwork and to be a center of creativity and connection in the Danbury area. The Gallery at Still River Editions is open during normal business hours, 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, and during posted hours for special event