Jean Macaluso will present a photography exhibition throughout September at The Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery, located in Old Town Bluffton. The exhibit will run Sept. 5-Oct. 1 with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept.14th at the SOBA Gallery. These events are free and open to the public.
The overall theme of Macaluso’s body of work focuses on the calming properties of water as a symbol of healing and power for cultures around the world. “Aquascapes” taps into the mystical nature of oceans, lakes, rivers, or bays.
“Through these images, I hope to provide you with the opportunity to ponder what water means to you,” Macaluso said. “Whether as a symbol of hope and healing, or one of beauty and change, we can not deny the impact that water had, has, and will have on our lives. Art gifts us a chance to review things that we tend to gloss over as we go about our day. It is my desire that my artwork is that chance to discover your own meaning in what is so often overlooked.”
As a Fine Arts Photographer, Macaluso uses many different cameras, from old or "toy" cameras to digital ones. She uses modern technology to print them digitally. Together, this produces the look and feel that appeals to her aesthetically in black and white.
Working in color, Macaluso captures nature’s essence by presenting visual beauty through a still moment in time providing the viewer with a simple, vivid, and direct experience.
Macaluso graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a degree in Art and Art History. Her passion for photography includes a special interest in the black and white process, both traditional and digital. Other interests include painting, wheel thrown pottery, hand built pottery, and clay sculpture. Her artwork can be found in the United States, France, and the Netherlands in collegiate, private collections, and doctor’s offices.
Jean recently relocated to the Low Country with her husband and Golden Retriever Mylie.
About The Society of Bluffton Artists:
SOBA is the heart of the flourishing art hub in Old Town Bluffton’s historic district at the corner of Church and Calhoun streets. As a non-profit art organization, SOBA offers regular art classes, featured artist shows, exhibitions, scholarships, outreach programs and more. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sundays. Please visit www.sobagallery.com for a complete calendar of events and other information or call 843-757-6586.
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