A Demonstration of Creative Image-making Through Photography

Clear your calendars! We have an exciting presentation for you by the one and only Parvathi Kumar.

When: Sunday, March 17th, 2019, from 1 to 3 pm
Where: DuCret School of Art, 1030 Central Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

More about Parvathi

Parvathi Kumar Fine Art Photography

Parvathi Kumar was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Her mother initiated her into the art of photography as a teen, giving her a strong foundation in manual 35mm film SLR techniques. Parvathi also gained valuable black&white darkroom experience in high school. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, a Master’s degree in Computer Science from NJIT in Newark, and has worked for ten years in software design & development for IT firms in Denmark, CT and NJ. Throughout this time however, photography prevailed as a serious interest.

After many years of using only a manual Minolta x700 35mm camera, 2003 marked her foray into the digital world. In 2010 her lifelong love of photography turned into a proper business devoted to various photographic services and she began actively exhibiting her work in both group and solo shows throughout NJ. In 2013, she started using the iPhone as an integral tool of creativity. Her images (using Nikon DSLRs and the iPhone) have been selected and won top awards in various juried shows. She is a member of various artists’ groups and forums, collaborates with other artists in the community, helps other adults, teens and youngsters learn the art of photography through workshops and photo walks, and shares her work frequently on social media. She also creates fine art work with mixed media & alternative processes such as encaustics and cyanotype printing.

Parvathi has trained in Indian Classical Dance (Bharata Natyam), has been learning and playing Classical Guitar for over 30 years and is involved with the NJ Classical Guitar Society, and she is a certified yoga instructor. She currently lives in Bridgewater, NJ with her husband and two sons.

Parvathi Kumar

‘About Face’ Show Reception

All are invited to join our members in celebrating our new exhibition at South Avenue Arts with a reception on Sunday, January 20th, 1-3pm. The exhibition is on view now and will remain up through 1/29 .

ABOUT FACE:  These two words can simply mean “Pertaining to the face or front of someone or something”. It is also a common expression as in “A complete change of opinion or policy; or a turn made as to face the opposite direction.

Either way this theme is taken, we know artists have such distinct ways of representing the same underlying theme within their works that we can expect to see a varied array of art and we will be able to compare the methods and journeys artists use to convey the same underlying theme.  The artworks that are inspired by “About Face” may prove to comment on our turbulent times or give us cause to turn in the opposite, more introspective direction.

A special ‘THANK YOU’ to our wonderful host, South Avenue Arts!

Of course you can also come in to view the show at South Avenue Arts anytime during their regular business hours.

South Avenue Arts
Address: 221 South Avenue, Garwood NJ, 07027
Phone: 908-654-2787
Hours: Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 5:00pm, Wednesday until 7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm.

‘About Face’ Show

Dear WAA Members,

You are all invited to the reception for the “About Face” exhibit! Please note that we have a date change for the reception. It will now take place on Sunday, January 20th, from 1 to 3 pm. As with our other events, the reception is open to everyone, so be sure to share and invite your family and friends!

There is still a chance to participate in the show! The last day to drop off artwork is tomorrow between 12 pm and 5 pm at the South Avenue Arts in Garwood.

We hope to see you there! Take a look for more details about the show below.
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