In the weeks leading up to my show I was kind of immersed in the world of art, and fine art photography in particular, by way of a trip to the front range to get my prints framed and to visit friends for Thanksgiving (thanks Em and Todd)… and I didn’t eat too much… yeah, if I were a rhino. My Friend Emily and I spent an afternoon at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) which I had never been to before. It’s a beautiful space with impressive displays and collections (only $10)… why I’d never gone before?… . sometimes I’m an idiot. For photography specific venues, I visited Hal Gould’s Camera Obscura, Michele Mosko Fine Arts (both right by the Denver Art Museum), and Gallery M in Cherry Creek. All three have very impressive displays and collections.
My one other photographic pilgrimage was to The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins. I don’t really know the history of the Center and how it came to be, and why it came to be in Fort Collins, but I’ve been aware of it for several years now and have had a couple of pieces in several of their shows. They draw entries from all over the world to their exhibits which are generally judged by some of the biggest names in the business. While there, I met Hamidah Glasgow who is the Executive Director and Exhibitions Manager Azarie Furlong who were in the midst of hanging a new show, but kind enough to let me look around. They have two separate gallery spaces separated by the f stop cafe, and besides having exhibits they also host workshops and forums. All four of these places are must visits if you live on the front range, or are visiting, and you have a passion for photography.