We are happy to announce our newest featured artist, Allen Price, will be displaying his amazing photographs in the museum for the month of August. Here are a few words from Allen about himself and his work:
“I come from a family of artists. My father was a carpenter who built cabinets and frames and my mother did pen and ink, stained glass windows, cross stitching, floral arrangements, and a whole bunch of other talents. Originally, I thought the art gene skipped my generation. My handwriting looks like a dethawed caveman’s, and I made a lot of ashtrays in my ceramics class in high school. It turns out that I just didn’t have the correct tool in my hand.
Back in 2002, I was teaching the newspaper class at Patuxent High School (still there after 25 years), and the photographs we had to go along with our articles just were not making the paper pop. So, I decided to learn some photography to improve the quality of the school’s newspaper. I bought a camera and a couple lenses and went on a trip to Yellowstone with my wife to start learning. Needless to say, I fell in love with photography. I quickly learned that event photography is not my style. I prefer landscapes and wildlife. Give me a bear over a person any day of the week. Now, my wife and I travel all over to photograph new places. Our recent trips include Costa Rica and Iceland.
The collection that I am presenting spans 20 years of work. Some photos come from my very first camera on my very first trip to the Shenandoah and other photos are from this past July. I hope you enjoy the show. Thank you.”
Price’s work will be on display for the entire month of August, we hope to see you soon!