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First Friday Art Reception and Exhibit for Russ Charboneau

Photo by Russ Charboneau

Please join East End Art for our August First Friday featuring local photographer, Russ Charboneau.

Friday, August, 5th from 5:30-7:30pm in the air conditioned Library of the First Street Community Center.

Light refreshments served during this casual and free event. Come meet Russ and see his creative eye portrayed in his photography.

Russ describes his process and the pieces for the exhibit below:

I started shooting digital about 10 years ago mainly photographing birds. I use mostly Nikon equipment including a high resolution camera I’ve been using for a couple of months.

I switched over to photographing buildings, barns, tractors, etc. with the advent of HDR imaging & photo manipulation software. These techniques gave the photos the look I wanted.

The 11 photos for this show were all shot in eastern Iowa…  I’ve found these to be wonderful subjects in early or late sunlight.

I also try to photograph these before some of these buildings are demolished or have simply fallen down. For example, the Winter Window house has been demolished since I shot the photo. Every year more of the old buildings are going away, so I try to photograph as many of these as I can.

3 of the photos are of Cornell College buildings which are a great resource for my photography. I’ve also included a locomotive and a steam engine both from Iowa’s past. There’s a shot of the Scottish Temple in Cedar Rapids and 1 of the Sutliff bridge reconstruction.

– Russ Charboneau


East End Art Logo 600wEast End Art Gallery hosts a featured gallery artist and a reception every first Friday of each month in the First Street Community Center’s Library meeting space.

The artist will be available to visit with.  The exhibit will stay up for the rest of the month, until the next reception.

We invite the public to join us, no reservation, or fees and dress casual… just come!

We hope you can join us for this special event!


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