Art exhibits have returned to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts’ lobby.

The digital photography collection “A Lone Paradise” by Lawrence Brillon can be viewed through the end of September.

According to the exhibit’s online description, “There are places that are plundered, abused, overlooked and eventually forgotten. There are the places to escape the normal bustle of life, and those places are where I go to find solace. Sometimes, Earth and Man cry out together to spare these places from further destruction and save them as treasures. This is my paradise.”

Brillon presents the desert personified, the Wanderer’s story and the majesty of the skies through his photography. The exhibit includes select pieces from his collections The Barren Desert, A Lone Paradise and Ciel.

Brillon blends his technical and creative talents in a collection of work from the mid-2000s, a time when Brillon and his friends were obsessed with

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Sep. 8—Fees were waived for entries in the 57th annual Art Show of the Jamestown Fine Arts Association and that’s one reason entries are up this year, said Sally Jeppson, gallery manager at The Arts Center.

Jeppson said there are 53 artists and 128 pieces in this year’s show.

“That is one of the largest certainly in recent history,” she said.

The Medicine Shoppe is the sponsor of the show including the cash prizes that were awarded, Jeppson said.

In 2020, the entry fees were waived due to the coronavirus pandemic and the hardships artists were going through, she said.

“We decided this year to go ahead and do it again and get a sponsor for the exhibit so the sponsorship allows for the prizes,” she said.

The exhibit, which is on display until Oct. 9, features work from local and regional artists in the state and is “really inclusive,”

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Iconic symbols of the New York skyline, the World Trade Center gleamed like golden towers in the sunset, then smoked and fell with the devastation of 9/11.

Such was the cycle of life for what had been once the tallest buildings in the world.

“Greek Orthodox Church and Towers,” by Eric O’Connell, September 11, 2001

Santa Fe’s Monroe Gallery of Photography is commemorating the 20th anniversary of that fateful day with “9/11 In Remembrance,” an exhibit of more than 20 images. The photographs document the design and building of the World Trade Center, its reign over the city skyline and its fall on that crisp September day.

World War II and lifestyle photographer Tony Vaccaro captured the towers during a 1979 sunset, as well as their architect, Minoru Yamasaki, in 1969.

Yamasaki’s preference for “aesthetic thinness” surfaced in the narrow spacing of the buildings’ windows and the vertical patterning created

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Visual Arts Center Of New Jersey's New Exhibitions To Focus On Work By Indigenous Artists

The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (VACNJ) will open two new exhibitions on Saturday, October 9, that examine the interconnectivity of the human body, land, and water.

The Main Gallery show, The First Water Is the Body, takes its title from a poem by Natalie Diaz, which was published in her Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Postcolonial Love Poem. The exhibition features multi-disciplinary work by Indigenous artists and makers from throughout North America and includes photography, video, sculpture, ceramics, basketry, beadwork, and textiles.

The show is curated by Maria Hupfield, an artist, educator, and member of the Anishinaabek Nation from Wasauksing First Nation, Ontario, Canada. As Hupfield explains, “a visual compliment to Diaz’s text, the work in this exhibition accepts the body as the human form of water and that the fate of water is the fate of all people. Featuring the work of 16 electric and unapologetic makers that

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