And here is the press release for the exhibition:
For Immediate Release November 30, 2011
From Ron Kern, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-507-7888
Exhibition - 2 Photographers Works In Progress, Ron Kern and Mike Stroup
December 31, 2011 through February 7, 2012
Artists Reception - Friday January 6, 2012, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Midland Arts and Antiques Market
907 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.
Carmel resident Ron Kern has been making photographs and studying the art of photography for over twenty five years. Recently Ron, while examining the contemporary state of photography, realized that, because of the proliferation of billions of images across the internet all vying for our attention, the public’s perception of photography had begun to take on a disposable nature.
Ron Kern - “As I thought more and more about the current state of photography I felt that I needed to do my little part to bring attention to the fact that photography still has a rightful place in the fine art of self-expression. As I tried to imagine a better way to show what the art of photography was all about the idea of 2 Photographers Works In Progress was born. I invited my long time friend and colleague Mike Stroup to join the project.
2 Photographers Works In Progress offers fine art photography enthusiasts a look into the creative process before, during, and after a photography exhibit goes up. Visit 2PhotographersWorksInProgress.net to see how fine art photographers Ron Kern and Mike Stroup think through the challenges of developing their respective visions for their photography and to learn more about the inner motivations of both photographers for the works they create.
“We want to engage people who like to follow fine art photography to participate with us as we both work through the creative process and challenges to get to where we need to be to assemble our work for this exhibit,” says Kern. “The web offered us an opportunity to provide people with a glimpse into how both Mike and I use the camera to create art.”
Kern and Stroup have been on the Indianapolis fine art photography scene for over 25 years and have shown their work locally, statewide, and nationally. “This is the first time, though, that we have explored the potential of the web to invite others to join us both before and during the exhibit and after the exhibit to learn how our work with our cameras is never-ending,” says Stroup.
Midland Arts and Antiques, located near the center of downtown Indianapolis, features over 200 independent art and antique dealers from around the Midwest.