6:00 - 6:30: Member and Guest Meet & Greet
6:30: Presentation by Katherine Criss
Before moving to Long Island, fourteen years ago, Katherine Criss served as PWP’s president for seven years. She said, “I joined a small group of women photographers, driven to express themselves through a camera lens, grow in ranks to more than two hundred dedicated creative professionals.”
By the year 2000, Criss had the need to articulate and refine her creative vision. This development started under the mentorship of Ernestine Ruben, who encouraged her exploration of layered images resulting in painterly photographs.
She joined b. j. spoke gallery, an artist’s cooperative, in Huntington in 2006, and in 2010 and 2012 her work was included in two Long Island Biennial of Art exhibitions, held at the Heckscher Museum.
All the changes in the field of photography sent Katherine to search for the tactical qualities she found working the darkroom, so she broke out her high school art supplies and started working in both mediums. Ms. Criss will present three bodies of work: layered images; surreal images; and oil paintings and collages.
(Above image is Railroad Crossings ©Katherine Criss)
The lecture is free for PWP members, $10 for non-members (pay at the door). It is open to the public, and guests are welcome. It will take place on Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30 pm, at the Metropolitan Opera Guild. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.