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Rick Ashley & Nancy Baron | Online Artist Talk and Reception

October 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

dog by car

October has gone to the dogs! We are so excited to see exhibitions from Nancy Baron & Rick Ashley on the walls of the Griffin Museum. On the walls of the Griffin Gallery is Nancy Baron’s  Palm Springs Modern Dogs at Home, with Rick Ashley showing his series Cani di Roma in our Atelier Gallery.

Join us online for a special event reception, two photographers discussing their work celebrating the fabulous fur friends that surround us and give us joy.

nb book coverWe are taking pre-orders for Nancy Baron’s book – Palm Springs Modern Dogs at Home below. If you would like your book personalized, let us know. Books will be available for local pickup in Winchester, or we will ship at additional cost anywhere in the country.

Sunday October 4th at 7pm Eastern in the Griffin Zoom Room, join us for an online conversation between Ashley & Baron showcasing their talents and creativity.

Rick AshleyCani di Roma

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, I now reside in Marblehead, Massachusetts. I grew up in an automobile dealership, studied latin for six years in high school, graduated from Trinity College studying religion, philosophy, and music, thereby rendering me unemployable.

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© Rick Ashley

    In 1977 I became a post-collegiate photography school drop out in order to start working as an assistant for commercial photographers. After a few years, I set out on my own. Clients included IBM, Xerox Canada, Sperry, Dunkin Donuts, Franklin Sporting Goods, and all manner of tech and medical firms. In 2003, my studio and all of its contents were destroyed when the building at 3 School Street burned to the ground. That corner also burned down in 1877 and 1888. I should have known better.

   The following year I began teaching at Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts and was a program director for six of those years. I left teaching in 2011 to pursue my own ideas in photography. I have been fortunate to receive a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Grant, participate in the New England Photography Biennial, and exhibit around New England, and online across the globe. In 2016 a portrait of mine was selected to be a part of “The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today”. My portrait “Michael” was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC. The exhibition continues to travel to museums across the country.

I’m Rick Ashley, and I’m never gonna give you up, but I might let you down. You never know.


Nancy Baron – Palm Springs Modern Dogs at Home

Born in Chicago, Nancy Baron is now based in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California. In her fine art documentary photography she uses portraits, landscapes, and architectural photographs to record the world nearby with a hopeful bias.

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© Nancy Baron, “Abbey”

Nancy’s prints have been exhibited in group and solo shows internationally and are held in public and private collections. Her photography has been published in notable magazines and newspapers worldwide, including The New York Times, Madame Figaro, W Magazine, Architectural Digest, The Telegraph Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Fast Times, Mother Jones, and on the Apple, CNN, and BBC websites.

Baron’s two monographs, The Good Life, Palm Springs and Palm Springs and The Good Life Goes On are published by Kehrer Verlag and are held in various museum libraries, including MOMA, LACMA, the Getty, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, and The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin.

Nancy’s third monograph, Palm Springs Modern Dogs at Home, published by Schiffer Books, is available now at the Griffin Museum Bokstore or online.

Buy the book here.


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October 4, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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