January 22 – April 2, 2004
February 2, 2004 (Winchester, MA) … The Griffin Museum of Photography is featuring the photographic works of approximately eighty Winchester High School Students in its Emerging Artist Gallery, January 22 through April 2, 2004. The culmination of several semesters of work under the tutelage of photography instructors Dave Ardito, Jennifer Levatino and Robert Gillis, the students’ images cover a broad range of subjects and techniques, from black and white portraits to digitally enhanced still lifes and landscapes.
The photography program at Winchester High School attracts over 100 students per semester. In 2003, the Winchester High School photography department received a $35,000 grant from the Griffin Foundation (not affiliated with the Griffin Museum) to upgrade the program. The funds were used to expand the dark room and photography classroom as well as add four computers, cameras and scanners for digital imaging, enabling students to learn both photographic and computer technology.
“This has been a great experience for the students, explained Dave Ardito, Director of Art for Winchester Public Schools. Our new facilities and equipment have given them the opportunity to use state-of-the-art technology and expand their creativity. Students are learning about photography as a powerful fine art and commercial art form. This show is a great opportunity for the community to witness the wonderful potential in these young artists.”
The Winchester High School show will run from January 22 – April 2, 2004. The show will be hung in two segments, with forty images displayed through February 26 and the remaining displayed from February 27 through April 2.
The Griffin Museum of Photography is open Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for members and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free. Admission is free to all every Thursday. For more information, call 781-729-1158, or visit www.griffinmuseum.org.