Exhibit Features Work of Local Artist David Brown
An opening reception for the fall art show featuring selected photographic works of local artist David Brown is set for Thursday, Sept. 24 from 12 – 1:15 p.m. in the Lee R. Glatfelter Library at Penn State York. Brown will be available to meet visitors and answer questions about his work. The 25 pieces will be on display through Dec. 17 and the show is free and open to the public.
Brown has been an active photographer and has successfully fused his interests in jazz and photography by serving for many years as the photographer for the Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz organization. Several of the photographs on exhibit are jazz singers in performance.
Photography has been important to Brown, as it has kept him active and busy ever since Parkinson’s Disease caused him to retire from the United States Postal Service after 21 years of service. As the effects of Parkinson’s have continued to slow Brown’s activities, he has scaled back his concert shoots, but still photographs some local bands and also works with fashion models for their portfolios for the Model Mayhem Web service. He is considering undergoing brain surgery to help alleviate some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s and will continue to take photographs as long as he is capable of doing so.
Brown is self taught, making his work even more remarkable. He currently shoots using a Nikon D300 digital single lens reflex camera, and does his editing on an iMac using Photoshop CS4.
The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m.