Stunning exhibit that’ll make viewers ‘Shutter’

10 photographers
from the area
to showcase work

Victoria TrevinoReporter

Del Mar College will showcase the works of 10 local photographers in its first photography exhibition, “When the Shutter is Released,” which opens Oct. 3 at the Joseph Cain Memorial Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building on East Campus. The exhibition will run through Dec. 5.
Instructors Diana Byers-Peña and Jeffrey Janko put the exhibit together.
“I was inspired to represent the diverse nature of photography today,” Byers-Peña said. “We have artworks in a variety of photographic mediums from digital, traditional darkroom, mixed media and new techniques.”
10 local photographers will be exhibiting their work.
According to Byers-Peña, the exhibition will highlight the diversity of using photography as a medium and the variety of each photographer’s own artistic inspiration.
“Photography is not just made with a camera phone for instant uploading although we are most familiar with this tool. Photography is a unique medium in the way it can translate into many forms for different artistic intentions,” Byers-Peña said.
Janko said he is excited to see the show come together.
“Ken Rosier presented the opportunity to Diana Byers and I several months ago and it was a challenge that we could not pass up,” Janko said.
Janko’s work will also be in the exhibition and he will be showcasing nature photography alongside Byers-Peña, who will exhibit photographs called “phantograms,” a process that takes place inside the darkroom.
Barbra Riley, professor of photography at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, will give a gallery talk at the opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3rd. Riley has been teaching classes in photography, design and watercolor painting at A&M-CC for more than three decades. Her photographs and paintings have been included in exhibitions statewide and across the nation.
“Visual language is a universal language,” Riley said.
The opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Joseph Cain Memorial Art Gallery in the Fine Arts Building on East Campus. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and there will be a cash bar.
The gallery will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday while the exhibition is running.

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The photographers taking part in the exhibition include Janko, Byers-Peña, Jennifer Arnold, Judy Curiel, Heidi Huseman, Fonzie Munoz, Barbra Riley, Eddie Seal, Tristan Schober and George Tuley.

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