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Impressions: Fine Art Photography Opens on October 23 @287 Gallery & Meeting Place

"My, how time passes!", exclaims Lisa Scails, Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, as she readies the final show of the 2015 season at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place. In a short time, the Cultural Alliance has made a significant impact on downtown Danbury with its high-end visual art exhibitions, curated by Maureen and Bill McCann, and installed by Visual Impact. Every unique show has impressed collectors, art enthusiasts, downtown residents, visitors and those who happen upon the inviting space with strong and vibrant statements made by local and regional artists. "Impressions: Fine Art Photography by Roy Weinstein and Ken Kast" is no exception. Completing the Cultural Alliance's 2015 season at @287, the show opens on Friday. October 23rd, with a public reception, 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Running through Friday, January 15th, the exhibition is available for viewing 10:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, and also by appointment. An RSVP to the reception is requested. Visit eventbrite at http://bit.ly/1NWSkb4

In response to the Cultural Alliance's dedication to downtown Danbury and regional art, the Savings Bank of Danbury has agreed to partner in support of @287 for the 2015-2016 season with a $2,500 sponsorship.  “Savings Bank of Danbury is proud to partner with the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut and @287 Gallery in downtown Danbury.  The Cultural Alliance brings a valuable, accessible artistic component to the greater Danbury area," says Kathy Romagnano, President and CEO, Savings Bank of Danbury. "At Savings Bank of Danbury, we are committed to helping @287 Gallery showcase the abundant, artistic talent we are so fortunate to have here in the greater Danbury community.” Lisa Scails adds, ”The support from Savings Bank of Danbury assures our ability to continue offering top quality art in downtown Danbury.  We are very grateful for their help.”

Roy Weinstein (Ridgefield CT) studied fine art and photo techniques at the famous Art Students League of New York and the School of Visual Arts. Roy spent the next thirty years photographing major fashion, editorial and portrait work while developing his own fine art photography style. The education that Roy received, along with his own creative quest, led him to experiment with the process of Polaroid Transfer Images which results in a photo-impressionistic style of art. A long standing member of the New York Art Director’s Club and the National Press Photographers’ Association, Roy expresses his art in many forms. In addition to his Polaroid Transfer Images, his creative photography has appeared, over the last two decades, in numerous national and regional publications including : The New York Times, The Washington Post, Womens Wear Daily, Newsday and a host of travel and fashion magazines. (www.RoyWeinsteinStudio.com

Kenneth Kast (New Milford CT), a commercial photographer for over 30 years, Ken studied at The Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Photography in 1979. Ken specializes in many types of photography including Architectural, Product and People. The work presented in this exhibit represents Ken’s examples of Fine Art Photography. Long before becoming a professional photographer, Ken had been drawn to capturing the natural world. He has a unique vision and often shows the viewer a different perspective of familiar scenes. From macro floral abstracts to breath taking scenics, Ken ‘s work emphasizes the beauty of form and color in nature. (www.kastphoto.com)

For more information about the programs and services of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut, call (203) 798 0760 or visit www.artswesternct.org

Please list: Danbury. "Impressions: Fine Art Photography by Roy Weinstein and Ken Kast". Presented by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. October 23rd to January 15th. Reception: Friday, October 23rd, 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm and by appointment. FREE. @287 Gallery & Meeting Place, 287 Main Street. (203) 798 0760; artswesternct.org

Photo: Kast/Weinstein 

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