The 818 studios of Tremont will present a large-scale photo exhibition


It explodes at 818 Studios in Tremont—or at least the photographic prints are.

Image by Jef JanisTomorrow, Friday May 8, Le Grand Salon de la Photographie– a group exhibit featuring 16 Cleveland photographers showing a selection of large prints, 16 inches by 20 inches or larger – to really make an impact and showcase some of the artistic eyes of veteran and new photographers in the area.

At a time when most of us are used to looking at photographs on the internet and often seeing smaller-scale photos, Studio 818 owner and photographer Barbara Merritt says this exhibit is meant to allow views to really experience this art form.

Photography is about the physical impression, not what you see on the internet,” says Merritt. “Like a painting, photography has the texture and feel of a physical work of art that can only be experienced fully in person. The subtleties that we photographers work hard to achieve often go unnoticed in the content. website.

Each of the 16 artists featured in the exhibition, including FreshWater’s own managing photographer, Bob Perkoski, will present two to three prints that are at least 16 inches by 20 inches.

“It’s a chance to see the talent behind every photograph and the hard work that goes into every print,” says Merritt. “It’s going to be a GREAT show!”

Image by Bob PerkoskiIn addition to Merritt and Perkoski, the 14 other photographers in the area include concert photographer Jay Brown, social documentary photographer Matthew Chasney, photographer, singer and teacher Hadley Conner, fine art photographer Jacques Gauvin, street photographer Jef Janis, Keith Marlowe, Ken Matosky, Bryon Miller, rock photographer Karen Novak, Anastasia Pantios, Barney Taxel, Steve Vaccareillo, Danny Vega and Brad Williams.

The Big Photography Show takes place tomorrow, from Friday May 6th to Friday June 10th. There is an opening reception tomorrow from 6-10 p.m. at 818 Studios, 818 Jefferson Ave., with light refreshments and music.

and the gallery will be open for the Tremont Walkabout on Friday, May 13 from 6-10 p.m. A closing reception will be held on Friday, June 10. The gallery is open on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, or to schedule a private viewing, contact Merritt at (216) 870-2012.

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