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Karen Vournakis

Opening: Thursday, March 07, 2013
Showing Until: Friday, March 29, 2013

Rick Rhodes Photography Studio & Gallery is pleased to feature an exhibition by Karen Vournakis entitled “The Galapagos Islands Portfolio” from March 7 through March 30, 2013. Karen has recently begun creating Digital Images with an emphasis on natural light and color and a dynamic visual design within the photograph. During a recent trip to the Galapagos Islands she combined her interest in animal and bird life with her photographic imagery. The experience was enhanced by the revelation and observation that the animals are not afraid of humans. One could walk among them photographing at close range. Among the challenges was to record all the varieties of birds, reptiles and animal life in their natural habitats. This portfolio reflects her interaction among the incredible birds and mammals that live on the islands. Born in Chelsea Michigan, Karen Vournakis received a BA from Albion College in Michigan, and a BFA and an MFA from Syracuse University’s College of Visual & Performing Arts. She taught photography at Syracuse University, Colgate University and was a Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College. Her photographs are in the permanent collections in such venues as Bibliotheque Nationale, Griffin Museum of Photography, Everson Museum of Art, Erie Art Museum, Kidder Peabody & Co., Fidelity Management & Research of Boston & London and Roper Hospital, Charleston. Ms. Vournakis arrived in Charleston in 1995 and opened the Karen Vournakis Studio/Gallery on lower King Street, which she operated for eight years. Come meet Karen and share her experiences with the animals of the Galapagos Islands on Thursday, March 7th from 5:00 - 8:00 at Rick Rhodes Studio. FOR MORE INFO; Rick Rhodes Studio & Gallery, 1842 Belgrade Ave, Charleston SC 843.766.7425

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