In Focus

Opening reception: Friday, March 3, 2017, 7 – 9 pm Art Alliance Gallery Downtown, 123 S Fraser St. State College, PA 16801

On view: March 3, 2017 – 26, 2017

Today’s world is saturated with imagery, and photography features prominently in our everyday lives. It provides the inhuman ability to freeze time, to capture a feeling, and to share our experiences with others. Photography validates the mundane and asks us over and over again to take a second look. It allows us to see beauty in small details and encourages us to share those moments with the world around us.  

Art Alliance Gallery Downtown’s newest exhibition, In Focus, features seven Centre County photographers as they invite us to see the world through their lenses. With a variety of interests and subject-matter, this exhibition explores the diverse aesthetics of our lives and brings the beauty of our world into focus.  

Click here for a press release for In Focus

Stacie Bird

Artist Statement Stacie Bird is a photographer who has lived and worked in Centre County since the early 1980s. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State in Film in 1985. Her background in film making guides her photography and visual storytelling. The vibrant, saturated colors of Mexico… Read more

Anne Cortese

Artist Statement Photography reminds us how temporal yet infinitely mysterious life is.   Read more

Art Heim

Artist Statement HeimWorks images have evolved from a personal passion for capturing the beauty of nature, and compassion for the people of the places Art Heim visits. Photos are taken around the world in many countries and in the United States. ​ Many of Art’s best works are from walks… Read more

Deb Placky

Artist Statement My thirst for travel and eye for composition started in the back seat of my family’s Buick as I read the map for my father and helped navigate the route for our annual summer vacation.   My entry into the world of photography began as a graphic design major… Read more

Gary Schubert

Artist Statement My artwork is about the world of the mind, the world of science, and of course, the world of art. I work in many different traditional and non-traditional media, often blending the two in in new and experimental ways. My hope is that the engaged viewer will respond to… Read more

Chuck Fong

Artist Statement My early attempts at figure photography were influenced by art school figure drawing classes where we as students generally interpreted the female nude in an representational “idealized” form.  After numerous photographic ventures  photographs in this vein, I decided that there was need to abandon this traditional line of… Read more