Documenting Childhood: Jane Izard's Children of a Certain Age in St. Andrew's-Sewanee Art Gallery
Sewanee, TN – January 28 - March 8, 2017
St. Andrew's-Sewanee School's SAS Gallery is honored to welcome the work of photographer Jane Izard. The exhibition draws on both Izard's portraits of children commissioned for clients such as The Nature Conservancy and Hallmark Baby and from Izard's personal work, documenting the lives of young family members and friends.
A reception celebrating the exhibition will be held in the SAS Gallery on Sunday, February 19, 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
As a small child in Charleston, S.C., Jane Izard was fascinated by her mother's Pentax camera and started taking her own pictures on a Fisher-Price film camera. As a teen, Izard worked as a model, but soon decided she'd rather be on the other side of the camera.
Izard studied Fine Arts at The University of the South and graduated with honors. Pursuing both personal and commercial bodies of work, Izard decided to further her technical abilities and applied to The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA. After graduating from The Portfolio Center, Izard went on to work with commercial clients including: Hallmark Cards, Hallmark Baby, Turner Broadcasting (TBS), CampMinder, Ronningen Design, Charleston Mercury, Western North Carolina Magazine, Nature Conservancy Magazine and American Camping Association Magazine and numerous children's camps.
Izard's photographs reflect her ongoing fascination and rare connection with children. She reminds us that it's ok to play. Her seemingly effortless ability to catch just the right light, the fleeting expression, the telling gesture ... these create an immediacy, giving the viewer a glimpse of life as a child of a certain age.
Jane Izard will offer a 1-day public workshop on iPhone photography on Saturday February 25, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Participants will explore the technical and creative side to smartphone photography. We will discuss photography apps, storytelling, and how to most effectively use and share your imagery. All participants must bring a mobile device with a camera such as an iPhone, Windowsphone, or Android smartphone. The fee is $30, which includes lunch. There are a limited number of fee waivers available for art educators. For workshop details and to register contact Gallery Director Julie Jones.
SAS Gallery Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and by appointment. Contact Julie Jones for more information.