"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.13 No.2
"Fortunately, art is a community effort - a small but select community living in a spiritualized world, endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh." - Allen Ginsberg

Continuing with this series of monthly communiqués, just to keep up with all the activivites surrrounding our year-long celebration, "TheNocturnes@20." You can view the complete schedule of events (starting wa-a-y back in January!) here. For a list of upcoming events - with more being added weekly - visit this link.

So, on to some of the featured events and deadlines for May 2011 - let's have a look, shall we?
The Night Skye, The Nocturnes, and Onsight, invite you to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Nocturnes together, at Mono Lake in California’s Eastern Sierra this June. This year we’re organizing a special program with introductory and advanced level Night Photography workshops, an afternoon program of seminars with many Night Photography Luminaries including Troy and Tom Paiva, Susanne Friedrich, Stu Jenks, Joe Reifer, Gabriel Biderman, Andy Frazer, Dan Squires and Al Hiltz. As always, there will be night photography at Mono Lake, Tioga Pass, and Bodie Ghost town. Details at The Night Skye Web site.
"From here to Venezuela . . . " Note that the Call for Entries to our latest onlne Exhibit of Night Photography: "All along the Lee Shore" is now posted on the Web site. The title, of course comes
from the song, "Lee Shore" written by David Crosby, It's a beautiful, quiet piece evoking imagery of
the sea, sailing, and the "universality of all living things" - see video here - and for us, here at The Nocturnes, continues our study of music as muse. Also, we are looking for a non-virtual (i.e."bricks 'n' mortar") venue to exhibit the work in 2011 - part of the TheNocturnes@20 - any suggestions?
Check out the prospectus for this, our 24th online show!
Lance Keimig and Tim Baskerville lead an Urban NPy Workshop at RayKo Photo Center, in the South of Market area of San Francisco; June 18, 19, and 24. The emphasis of the class will be on evaluating existing lighting situations and exposing accordingly. Supplemental lighting possibilities will also be demonstrated. Digital, B&W, color negative and slide film will be discussed and compared. The course is suited for intermediate to professional photographers. After 2-nights of shooting in the field, students return to discuss and critique their work. Info - raykophoto.com
Finally, some 'teasers" for you to ponder: What location will the TheNocturnes@20 be showing nightwork at, in July and August? Also in July (the date has been moved up a bit) - what iconic Bay area landmark will witness an invasion of Nocturnes for a late-night amphibious rendezvous? And last but not least: What's this we hear/see about "Postcards from San Francisco"? A Night Re-Photography project, perhaps? More in June's NightNews!

"It was twenty years ago, today . . ."

Hope to see you at one or all of these events!

Susan Nichols
workshop [at] thenocturnes [dot] com

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