Rick Ashley – Marblehead’s Horrible Parade
Black and White Photography Member Exhibit
October 1 – November 13, 2016
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 2 from 2-4pm.
There will be an opportunity to meet and speak with the artists and light refreshments will be served.
Nationally recognized, Marblehead based photographer, Rick Ashley will exhibit a body of work about a uniquely New England institution; The Horribles Parade. Rick’s photographs in this show focus specifically upon the annual Marblehead incarnation of this human display over a multi year period. Ashley’s presentation of these large format photographs full of natural color and real life irony reinforce his role as impassive observer, photographer and agent provacateur.
This exhibit is dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Maio (2007-2015)
Rick Ashley was recently named as one of the finalists in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Out of over 2,500 entries he was among 43 artists to have their work shown in the exhibition “The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today” at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC from March 12, 2016 – January 8, 2017. Click here to read more about this unique honor and Rick’s work. Read the Marblehead Reporter article about Rick’s portrait at the Smithsonian.
For more information about Rick Ashley and his work; please visit: www.notrickashley.com
Member Photography Exhibit: Black and White
Our tradition of a Fall Member Photography exhibit continues this year with a striking exhibit of only black and white photography. This exhibit, along with the popping colors of Rick Ashley’s photographs, will form the back drop for our October Beaux Arts Ball FUN-draiser. All 40+ submissions from the MAA photography members were accepted. The exhibit was judged for prizes by local, internationally known photographer, Christopher Chadbourne.