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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gene Ellenberg, Clemson University BFA in Art Alum, in Making Muses Exhibition at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center

A muse is a person or a personified force that acts as the source of creative inspiration for an artist. In an active form, to muse means to consider something thoughtfully and often inconclusively. The title Making Muses refers to the photographic subject but also to the ambiguous engagement between the photographer, sitter and audience of a photographic portrait.

One overwhelming strength of the Flash Powder photographers is their ability to capture raw emotion through a photographic portrait. This exhibition highlights images that speak to the depth of intensity that can be achieved between an artist and his or her muse. Featuring 27 Flash Powder photographers, this exhibition will be in Denver through the end of June, where it will then travel to Albuquerque, Atlanta and Delaware.

Order the exhibition catalog here.

Perfect-bound Softcover, 8x6 inches

54 pages / 31 images

Edition of 250

ISBN: 978-1-943948-07-9

Trade Edition: $15.00

Photographs by Leon Alesi, Liz Arenberg, Rachael Banks, Aaron Blum, Shawn Bush, Sean Carroll, Dustin Chambers, Matthew Conboy, Matthew Crowther, Gene Ellenberg (Clemson University BFA in Art-photography emphasis, 2012), Rod Fincannon, Steven Ford, Honey Lazar, Shannon Leith, Sara Macel, Andrew Miller, Sarah Moore, Nathan Pearce, Sarah Pfohl, Jake Reinhart, Kurt Simonson, Annick Sjobakken, Tristan Spinski, Charlotte Strode, Jordan Swartz, Julia Vandenoever, and Allison Welch.

Eugene "Gene" Ellenberg hails from South Carolina, where he earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in art from Clemson University working with photographer Anderson Wrangle.  Gene also served as the Program Coordinator for the Center for Visual Arts-Greenville in 2013.  He is currently based in Albuquerque, NM where he is a MFA candidate in photography at the University of New Mexico, where he also holds a graduate fellowship.  To see more of his work, please go to:

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