August 4, 2023—In conjunction with its newest exhibition, Blind Spot––to pass among them, the Miller Art Museum is pleased to partner with Midwest fine art photographer Suzanne Rose in presenting two photography workshops titled small camera Big Print, scheduled for Thurs., August 17 and Fri., August 18, 2023. The workshops will take place at the Miller Art Museum, located at 107 S. 4th Avenue in downtown Sturgeon Bay, WI.
The August 17 workshop is a free opportunity for high school teens aged 14 – 18 years and is scheduled to run from 10am – 3pm; it will give teens the opportunity to work with and learn from a professional fine art photographer living and working in Sturgeon Bay.
In the workshop, Rose will share her complete 'Portable Mindset' of iPhoneography by revealing an effortless on-the-go photographic practice through an innovative workflow with a fine art approach. Lessons will be shared on how to make the perfect capture, reveal the art and craft of post-processing using a single comprehensive editing app, and print photographs that will rival pro cameras. In the workshop, participants can expect to print up to three high-quality images on 13” x 19” photographic paper worthy of a museum wall.
For more information on this free opportunity, including the workshop supply list, or to register, visit https://bit.ly/3ObrTVn. Registration is required to ensure enough materials are available for all participants.
Rose is also offering a second workshop for families, which is scheduled for Friday, August 18 from 10am – 3pm. This opportunity will give families the opportunity to explore photography and the artistic fulfillment of big prints with instruction from the artist.
“The 21st century has made us all photographers. Our lives are filled with a constant flow of extraordinary pictures but few ever make prints,” says Rose.
Participants in this workshop can expect to print up to three high-quality images on 13” x 19” photographic paper worthy of a museum wall. Participants are asked to register by family, for this version of small camera Big Print. One family registration of $130 covers materials for up to two adults and an accompanying child 5 years old or older. Museum members save $20 on the class fee.
For more information on this offering of small camera Big Print, including the workshop supply list, or to register visit https://bit.ly/447ei6O.
Participants are asked to visit the Miller Art Museum prior to the workshop to find inspiration in Blind Spot –to pass among them, which features a collection of 27 large-scale photographs that explore the understated study of human folly and nature's resilience through an aesthetic influenced by pioneer photographers of the nineteenth century. The lush black-and-white images are toned with a custom gradient that Rose developed by studying vintage prints. Their rounded corners, emerald-cut rectangles, and elongated oval formats are directly derived from the 1860s. Despite the influence of yesteryear, Blind Spot is resolutely of the present, gently nudging viewers toward a more thoughtful relationship with their environment.
Suzanne Rose entered into her education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a painter, studying multimedia, leaving to create a design partnership, and ultimately transitioning into a solo pursuit of fine art photography. A nationally recognized artist and educator who practices and teaches fine art photography as a “mindful minimalist,” Rose remains close to her Midwestern roots by photographing thematic bodies of works of family, community, and the environs thereof that explore memory and metaphor, purpose, and place.
Suzanne Rose: Blind Spot — to pass among them, organized by the Museum of Wisconsin Art, will be on view to the public through September 9, 2023. The exhibition has been supported by exhibition sponsors Dennis and Bonnie Connolly and The Townsend Foundation with additional grant and in-kind support from Third Avenue Playworks and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Miller Art Museum is located within the Door County Library at 107 S. 4th Avenue in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Hours are Monday 10am – 7pm and Tuesday through Saturday 10am – 5pm. Closed Sunday. Admission is free of charge but freewill donations are encouraged; an elevator is available to access galleries on the Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine. To learn more, please call (920) 746-0707, visit www.millerartmuseum.org or follow @millerartmuseum on Instagram or on Facebook at Miller Art Museum.