Thursday, October 18, 2012


Yesterday was just too beautiful to stay inside and feel queasy (which is what I've been feeling lately - probably all the new meds from the allergist).  So after Sweetie and I did some errands, we stopped in at Notre Dame Academy to see the Barry Andersen exhibit.  Mr. Andersen received the 2012 Spirit of Light Award last night in honor of his dedication to photography both as a photographer and an instructor of photography.

This photo of the sheep around the dolman in Ireland was one of my favorites so I took another, better photo of it in the room.  I can't recall how many photos were on display but it seems like at least 40.  All large sizes and interesting choices, considering this was to commemorate Mr. Andersen's landscape photographs for 30 years.

I enjoyed these two aerial views as well as the more traditional color landscapes taken in Italy, France, Ireland, China and around the U.S.

It's well worth the trip on a fine fall day.  The Gallery is inside the school so just check in at the front desk and they'll tell you where to see the photos.

Apparently, you can view the work from 9 am - 9 pm, if the online information is correct.  Just avoid the time between 2:30 - 3:30 because that's when school is out and you don't want to get in the rush of girls leaving school :)


Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Rhonda - these photos are really special. I too like the sheep - so nice of you to post these for all to enjoy - hope you feel better - allergies are miserable...hope with winter coming you will find some relief. Take care.

Debbie Nolan said...

Rhonda - these are lovely photos - I like you think the sheep is the best. So nice of you to take time to share this love exhibition. Sounds like you must live in a wonderful area rich in art. Hope you feel better - take care.

Mick Carney said...

Great photography can be a real inspiration for the making of images in any medium.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Fabulous post, Rhonda. I love learning of artists. His work looks beautiful.

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Debbie (don't know why you have two posts, but that's okay - twice as nice!). Allergies not as bad but I'll find out once I'm off all these meds - will see if it kicks up again. This area is busy with art of all kinds everywhere.

Yes, Mick, photography like this can spur you on to think about painting a certain scene.

Sherry, thanks - he knows his stuff and took students on trips throughout Europe so had lots of places to inspire him.

I kept thinking when I saw the sheep painting - now, how long did it take after he walked up that hill to that dolman that the sheep settled back down and laid on the ground like that? I bet it took some patience on his part!