Photographs from India
India ~ Exposures & Images opens Friday, June 2, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures with the public enjoying half-price admission from 6-9 pm as part of Fort Collins Gallery Walk.
On display are the photographs of local resident Marty Tharp, who spent three months in India capturing close-ups of Indian faces and scenes. “India can be an assault on your senses,” said Tharp. “But the people are very open and friendly. People are so much more interesting than buildings and temples.”
Tharp earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in communication from the University of Colorado. For 30 years, she worked as a journalist, reporter, editor, and public relations specialist. Publications she worked for include the Denver Post, Denver Catholic Register, Ann Arbor News, Pueblo Chieftain, Littleton Independent, and Los Angeles Times Denver Bureau.
From 1985 to 1999, Tharp was an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication at Colorado State University. In 1989, she worked as a consultant to newspaper publishers in Slovakia, and in 2000, she received a Fulbright award to teach journalism at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Tharp also served on the Fort Collins City Council for four years.
India ~ Exposures & Images runs through August 26.
Life in Istanbul ~ Village of Millions
by Gabrielle Reeves
Sept 1 – Dec 30, 2017
Bringing Turkey’s wonders to the West, Life in Istanbul ~ Village of Millions will showcase the vibrant and colorful paintings of Gabrielle “Gabby” Reeves, a native of Casper, Wyoming. Reeves moved to Istanbul in 2011 after receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Wyoming. Working primarily in oil and watercolor, Reeves vividly captures the stratified and surreal nature of life in Istanbul and the life of the city itself. Reeves’ paintings using multiple media are often representations of an Istanbul fading away due to development and urban sprawl.