In the Gallery

In the Gallery

THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF KIM SCIANGHETTI

Exhibit on View – Friday, October 18 through Thursday, November 14; Tuesday through Friday 10am to 5pm. Other times available by appointment.

To arrange group viewings, please email donnag@charteroakcenter.org. FREE.

Join Charter Oak Cultural Center for the haunting photography of Kim Scianghetti. This exhibit will highlight works from three series of images: the stark portraiture of “Humans,” a haunting look at the solitary existence of Scianghetti’s mother in “A Widow’s Life,” and photos taken during a cross-country drive in “Discovering America.”

Kim Scianghetti is an award-winning fine art photographer based in Western Massachusetts. Self-taught, she has been shooting on and off for over 30 years but has taken it up full time since 2011.

Kim’s photos have been exhibited regionally and internationally. Her most recent awards include:
– First Place – Documentary Series; Widowed Life – le Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) 2016
– Second place – Peoples Choice; Portraiture/family – le Prix de la – Photographie Paris (PX3) 2015
– Third place – Portraiture – le Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) 2015
– Grand Prize winner ($10,000.00) of the 1X International Photo Awards 2014, judged by the world-renowned Magnum Photographer Steve McCurry
– Her images have been in solo and group shows. Kim’s photography has been included in numerous publications and in both corporate and private collections as well.

Kim says of her work “I am drawn to people. To their emotions. I wonder what hides behind the facades we all put up. With my images, I aspire to generate compassion and understanding. To minimize fears of our perceived imperfections. To show humans, from every walk of life; religion, color, race and orientation, that at the very core we are all so very much alike, telling the stories of these people and sharing them with others, but leaving blanks to be filled in by the viewer.”

Coming Soon:

Amophilia Leaf, Photograph by William Scully

William Scully – Microbotanicals

Exhibit Opening: Thursday, November 21 – 6pm to 8pm
FREE and open to the public.

Exhibit on View – Friday, November 22 through Friday, December 20; Tuesday through Friday 10am to 5pm. FREE.
Other times available by appointment. Please email donnag@charteroakcenter.org to make arrangements.

William Scully, born and raised in West Springfield (MA), currently lives in Jamaica Plain (Boston), Massachusetts, and Truro (on Cape Cod). While on the Cape, he spends his time exploring the natural world, looking to capture the gesture in nature. His work has been exhibited extensively in galleries and in solo and group shows in New England, New York, and he most recently participated in an invitational exhibition of American photographers in Hangzhou, China. In 2011 he won Nature Photographer of the Year in the International Photography Awards and received a Lucie Award nomination for Discovery of the Year for his underwater color series of water lilies. In addition to photography, William has studied lithography, photogravure, and life drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

Artist Statement

“As a photographer my primary objective has been to find and reveal elements of nature that are both overlooked and close at hand, reinforcing the relevance of nature in our lives. I have found that even in today’s fragmented natural landscape there are still small places for discovery. There are hidden microcosms all around us – by roadsides, in weedy cracks of pavement, and just below the reflections on waters’ surfaces. As I seek out and probe into these areas of the natural world I find inspiration for my photographic work. While my intention has not been to focus exclusively on botanical subjects, I find myself continually surprised how the world of plants has influenced my art.

Often I find that my curiosity to see something through my camera arises while pursuing interests unrelated to photography. Recently, while taking a basic course on botany, I found inspiration for my latest project involving botanical specimens photographed through a microscope. This new project feels like a natural evolution of my previous work with plants, taking me just beyond my visual boundaries to a place that is unknown, yet still somehow, familiar.”