Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gary Kelly Photography Exhibit Opens Tuesday

Free public reception for Gary Kelly's photography exhibit on Tuesday, July 13, 2009 at 7pm
Join us as we celebrate the first one-man show at the Uptown Gallery.
Gary Kelly, a resident of Grand Prairie since 1952, is a retired CPA who worked as a financial manager for NationsBank and its predecessors for over thirty years. He began photography in the Army in 1958 and has attended numerous training workshops and seminars. After retiring from banking in 1996, he became more active in photography, travelling and photographing extensively in the western United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, and Costa Rica. He also has extensive portfolios of southwestern scenes, nature, flowers, still life and candid portraits. Currently, he is active in the Dallas Camera Club, where he is a past president, and the Association of Grand Prairie Artists. He does frequent slide shows for various civic groups and camera clubs. He has won numerous awards including Picture of the Year at the Dallas Camera Club three times and Best of Show at the Grand Prairie Arts Council Annual Art Exhibition. His creative philosophy is that a camera should be used the way an artist uses paints and brushes.

Included in this exhibit are images from historic theaters, including Grand Prairie’s newly rehabilitated Uptown Theater, roadside gems, and stunningly moving portraits. Kelly will welcome guests and answer questions about the images and his process in a public reception on July 14th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Guests are welcome to this free exhibit and reception.

Additionally, tours of the Uptown Theater will be available and 2009-2010 Arts Series tickets will be on sale. Season tickets are available to the general public and include six live music performances beginning in October with a concert by Texas legend Joe Ely.

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