Wayne County Council for the Arts (108 West Miller Street in Newark, NY) will present the exhibition “The Cinematographer’s Party” by Kevin Schoonover. This exhibit features fine art photographic images taken mostly in and around Wayne County, finessed to evoke a cinematic mood. From the solitary loneliness of a lighthouse in winter or a forgotten one-room schoolhouse in the overgrown weeds to the peeling paint of a rusty old boat on the Erie Canal and the ghostly emptiness of a deserted institutional courtyard, Schoonover uses his camera to reveal the inner beauty in the unlikeliest of subjects.
A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s graphic design program, Kevin Schoonover served as executive director of Wayne County Council for the Arts for five years and the Finger Lakes Regional Arts Council/Smith Opera House in Geneva for ten. In 2009, he and his wife, Mary, launched Flying Whale Studios, specializing in the creation of fine art photography, uniquely crafted holiday decorations, Finger Lakes specialty sculptures, graphic design, and grant writing and publicity for non-profit arts organizations.
An opening reception will be held on Friday October 12 between 5:30 and 7:30 PM. The exhibit will be on display during regular gallery hours through November 10. For more information, go to www.waynearts.wordpress.com.