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Photo exhibit up through Oct. 15 in Ventana gallery

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Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:00 pm

An exhibit of photography by four local and national artists is hanging in the gallery at Ventana Medical Systems through Oct. 15.

It is open to the public, free of charge, Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. The show is placed in conjunction with the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.

Photographers in the show are Kevan E. Schlamowitz, a Syracuse native who has lived in Tucson since 1979; Amy Wise-Bacis, a San Diego resident whose images are printed on 100 percent cotton rag paper; Jane Stanley, a fine art photographer who edits and prints all her own work; and Lee and David Daniels.

Schlamowitz "capitalizes on natural light and time of day to infuse the image with the feeling that he envisioned in his mind and wishes to share with the viewer," a release said. "In his career as a psychologist, Kevan helps others to alter their perspectives. As a photographer, he's doing that again, offering a new perspective on what might have been overlooked."

Wise-Bacis found her passion for photography at age 15 with a hand-me-down Minolta that was assembled before she was born, lacked any means of auto focus, and to this day resides securely in her arsenal of photography gear.

"Her insatiable desire to capture moments, objects, and emotions on a still frame continues to translate into a portfolio that encompasses architecture, landscapes, people, and events," the release said.

Stanley has been taking pictures since she was about 6 years old and got a hold of her Dad's Brownie camera. "Her remarkable talent has won her a ribbon in almost every contest she has entered."

Lee Daniels moved to Arizona from the big city East Coast life "specifically because of the enchanted light found only in Southern Arizona." She teaches part-time and photographs full time. David Daniels is based in Fort Lauderdale, "but is equally at home in the canyons of Arizona as he is on the ocean," the release said.

The Ventana Medical Systems Gallery is located at 1910 E. Innovation Park Drive, Oro Valley.

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