FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2005
CONTACT: Washington Street Art Center Gallery Committee - (617) 623-5315
The Washington Street Art Center is proud to announce the opening of its new exhibition "Portraits of Peace & War - Photographs since 9/11" by Jay Gaffney from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday November 4, 2005, at the Gallery 321, WSAC, 321 Washington Street, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Refreshments will be served.
Gaffney photographs the moment without adornment, coming as close as possible to the ideals of classic street photography. In an instance of photographer's chance as part of his art, he was taking photographs of the World Trade Center from the Staten Island Ferry on 9/10/01. Gaffney has extensively photographed the peace movement's response to the Iraq war. Involved early on, Gaffney has photographed rallies in New York ; Washington, DC; and Boston and its suburbs. He has photographed notables such as Howard Zinn and Cindy Sheehan.
Gaffney's work has shown in Brooklyn, New York, and Boston, Brookline, Concord and Somerville, Massachusetts.
The photographs will be on display from November 4 to November 26, 2005. Gallery 321 is open Saturdays from 12 noon to 4:00 pm.
The Washington Street Art Center houses the cooperative gallery; hosts studio space for more than twenty visual artists; and presents exhibitions, concerts, workshops for adults and children, and other art initiatives. The Center participates in Somerville Open Studios each May and sponsors concerts featuring local musicians.
The Washington Street Art Center is located between Union Square and Beacon Street: a five-minute walk from Union Square and a ten-minute walk from Harvard Square (two blocks from Beacon Street). Accessible on the #86 bus. Parking is free and ample.
For more information, call (617) 623-5315 or visit www.washingtonst.org.
Image - "Peace Rally, Boston, Massachusetts 2005"
View my photographs at www.jaygaffney.com