Monday, January 28, 2013

Clancy Unleashed!

Hi everyone!  If you haven't already seen it, be sure to watch me doing my newest trick on the treadmill.  I've found it to be a great way to stay in shape when the weather is too cold, wet, icy or the snow comes up past my shoulders.  Even with the 4 sweaters & 4 coats I have to choose from, if it's just too yucky, I don't want to spend any more time outside than is absolutely necessary. . .if you know what I mean!

I get a lot of inspiration from first dog, Bo!  In fact we're fur-riends on Facebook now!  Have you heard of PALA?  "The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award challenge will help you add physical activity to your life—and now, it will also help improve your eating habits."  Maybe you can register and "earn the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. All it takes is a commitment to being active and healthier eating for 6 out of 8 weeks. Stick with the program and you’ll earn an award in less than two months."

Let's Move
Another great program for staying active is called  Let's Move!  This is a program launched by First Lady Michelle Obama.  She's dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation.  Why not look into that??

Did you know owning a dog is one of the best ways to promote exercise?  Maybe it's easy to put off a walk around the block or romping in the backyard if you're alone, but not if you have to say no to a puppy face!  Am I right?

Well, as a wise man once said, "The secret to life?  Keep Moving!"


Monday, January 21, 2013

Alan Brown’s “First 75 Years” photo exhibit

Alan Brown, photographer and president - Gallery One
On February 16, Gallery One’s Alan Brown will celebrate his 75th birthday with the opening of a retrospective exhibit representing his half century love affair with photography.

Brown’s fascination with photography began in high school when he photographed events, historic buildings and even used his telescope to obtain “Life Magazine” worthy images of the moon.

He first journeyed to Kenya and Tanzania in 1990, recording images of exotic animal life and fascinating African tribesmen. In 1994, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History launched a three-month one-man exhibit featuring his images of the mountain gorillas of Rwanda. Now, 25 years later, Brown’s original photographs are available as vibrant giclées on canvas, and his works are prominent at Gallery One, the company he founded with wife Norah Lynne in 1974.

The opening of Brown’s “First 75 Years” will feature a 2 p.m. lecture, followed by a celebration complete with giant birthday cake for all attendees. His photographic images will hang through February and will include wildlife, landscapes, florals and landmarks, both local and exotic, from 8” x 10” to 40” x 60.” Many are based on his extensive travels to the Galapagos, the Amazon jungle, Machu Picchu, China, Alaska, Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

Brown’s lecture will center on his unusual approach to photography. His choice camera is Contax. “I’m sold on Zeiss lenses, and while Contax is an northodox choice for outdoor photography, it works for me.” He scoffs at auto-camera features, shoots prints instead of slides - and handles his own color processing. The results are powerhouse images that have appeared in national magazines and won numerous awards including honors from USArt Magazine, Popular Photography, Wildlife Art Magazine, American Photo, Photographer’s Forum and Lake Metroparks.

Please join us for this extra special celebration!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Looking Ahead to 2013

We have many irons in the fire for 2013!  We'll have parties, exhibits, new releases from Gallery Giclées and of course, Masterworks in Miniature 2013.

Alan Brown, president Gallery One
February brings a very special celebration of Gallery One president, Alan Brown's 75th birthday.  He'll publish some never before seen images from his vast collection of photographs; and he hints that they won't necessarily be wildlife.  In their 53 years of marriage, Alan & Norah Lynne have traveled all over the world gathering images and memories along the way.  This birthday exhibit will feature those images taken from five continents.

Masterworks in Miniature 2013 is scheduled for March 8-23.  Now in it's 22nd year, this show is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking to start a collection of original art!  With image sizes restricted to a maximum of 9" x 12", these originals become very affordable.  Over 150 participating artists include all the best sellers and some of the finest "new" talent we have discovered over the years.

Gallery Giclées has expanded the number of published artists to 10 in 2012 and we look forward to another year where we can continue to add to that number.  Watch for spring releases from Jim Daly, Alan Brown and Anthony Cook!

Check this space, or like us on facebook to stay up to the minute with details on these events and any weekly specials.