Artists working in photography and digital media, including famed Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis, will be highlighted on November 9, 2012 as Maryland Art Place (MAP) holds LUX, the 2012 Annual Fall Benefit Gala and Juried Invitational Exhibition.
Lewis’ collection titled “Sun Diaries,” which he shot at his home in Boca Raton, Florida this year, will be showcased at the exhibit. “I am just so in awe of the way the sun rises and the sun sets… the natural beauty of the earth,” Ray said of his subject. “Man has no input about when the sun rises and when the sun sets. You have never seen the same sunrise or sunset.”
Along with works by the Baltimore Ravens star, the following artists will be featured (all artists working in photography unless otherwise notated) Michel Anderson, Kelly Bell (digital media), Lynn Cazabon, Tamara Cedre, Larry Cohen, Deepak Chowdhury, Edward DeWitt, Jill Fannon, Matthew Fishel (digital media), JM Giordano, Vin Grabill, Ryan Hackett, Joshua Haycraft (digital media), Joseph Hyde, Tiffany Jones, Matthew Kern, William Knipscher, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, Jati Lindsay, Kim Llerena, Brandon Morse (digital media), Elle Perez, Joseph Parra, Alan Sislen, Graham Slaughter, Christopher Saah, Sylvie van Heldon, Tobechi Tobechukwu, and Alex Wein.
The artist were selected through a two-tiered process. In early summer 2012, MAP sent letters to Maryland state art leaders, gallery owners and educators soliciting nominations of a single artist for consideration by the LUX jury: Elliott Landy (freelance – NY state & official photographer of Woodstock 1969); Lynn Silverman (instructor – Maryland Institute College of Art); Joshua Yospyn (freelance – Washington DC); Colby Caldwell (instructor – St. Mary’s College of Maryland); and, Josh Sisk (freelance – Baltimore, MD). After careful deliberation the jury selected 29 artists and 46 pieces for the LUX exhibition this fall.
The Gala will take place Friday, November 9th at 7:00PM in the MAP galleries located at 8 Market Place , within the Power Plant Live! complex. Tickets are $250 each and can be purchased through MissionTix.com until 5PM, Thursday, November 8, 2012. Tickets can also be purchased by calling MAP at (410) 962‐8565.