Antigonish has always been known for its thriving art community. Now photographers in Antigonish have formed a group called “Antigonish Photographers Exhibit (APx)” which will have their first exhibition beginning April 16 at the Prissy Pig Café and Deli.
The formation of the group is the brainchild of Jeff Parker, owner of Lyghtesome Gallery. According to Jeff “Over the years the gallery (Lyghtesome) has been called upon to exhibit photography. I am a photographer myself and I am often approached by photographers to exhibit their work. But we don’t show much photography in our gallery and many photographers have been disappointed. “
“When a request was presented to us by the management of the Prissy Pig to assist them in establishing an exhibition schedule, ‘local photographers’ is what first came to mind. The Café and Deli has excellent gallery space and according to the General Manager of the Prissy Pig, “We want to support and promote the local arts scene, local photographers and musicians. “
Jeffrey explained “I put together a list of photographers that I knew of and then expanded that with the help of Steven Jewkes of the Photo Shop at the Antigonish 5 to $1 and called a meeting to plan a group photo exhibition. In our initial meeting we decided that we would put up a group show. Each of us has our own styles and interests and it will be very interesting to see the range in a show of this type. We haven’t set out any specific themes and the individual works will be selected by the photographers themselves. This first show will feature 10 photographers and the works will be on sale. “
The Antigonish Photographers Exhibit (APx) will hold its first exhibition opening with a reception on April 16th at the Prissy Pig Café and Deli. The opening reception will be 7PM to 9PM and refreshments will be served. We hope that everyone will stop in to view the exhibit and chat with the photographers. Everyone is welcome.
Photographs will be on exhibit by – Jeffrey Parker, Peter Jowett, Betty Cameron, Stan Mizgala, Danny Polson, Jennifer Polson, Anne Louise MacDonald, F.X MacDonald, Bernice MacDonald and Denise Davies. The group members are excited at the opportunity and have been appreciating the synergies in the group. Our hopes are that the group will expand and perhaps offer presentation and information nights to assist in technical training and upgrading in this continually changing field. To enjoy and learn from each others expert knowledge is one of our emerging interests in continuing the pursuit and recognition of photography as our contemporary art form.
We would like to thank our sponsors who have supported the group – Jeffrey Parker of Lyghtesome Gallery, Steven Jewkes of Antigonish 5 Cents-$1.00, and Danny Polson of Polson Design Studio and to The Prissy Pig Café’ and Deli for providing the exhibition space and facilities.
A few photos from the APx photographers. Click on the Arrow key to view the photos. Click on the “Captions” on the right side to view the photographer name and photo title.
APx Premier Exhibition and Sale
Group of 10 Prominent Antigonish Photographers
At the Prissy Pig 20 St. Andrews St. (corner of Main St) Antigonish
April 16 – June 30th, 2011
Reception April 16th 7-9 p.m..
Refreshments will be served, All are Welcome
- Download poster –