Monday, April 1, 2013

CHICKS WHO CLICK: All-women photography exhibit kicks off at AMA

The Arlington Museum of Art is currently featuring the just-opened Chics Who Click exhibit, a local women’s photography group.
“They are a diverse group of women of all ages, backgrounds, photographic skill level, yet all love photography,” notes museum Director Chris Hightower.
The show started April 1 and lasts through September 30 in the Rooftop Gallery.
There will be more than 30 women showing in this exhibit. There will be 20 women showing each month, so the images will change each month throughout the exhibit. Some of the images will be for sale to the public as well as smaller keepsake copies of their Bio Book.
“Chics Who Click Facebook group started a year ago, with their first year anniversary being March 31,” Hightower said. “So it is very fitting that the exhibit started the next day. They currently have 243 members with the numbers growing each day.”
The group does weekly challenges, photo walks, photo safaris, classes and network in a variety of other ways. Chics Who Click show each other support by answering questions, giving tips, teaching each other, assisting each other on photo shoots as well as sharing information concerning the photography industry.
“Please come join us in our celebration of the art of photography,” Hightower said.
The Arlington Museum of Art is located at 201 W. Main St. in downtown Arlington, just west of City Hall. The museum exists to champion creativity and provide access to art for the cultural enrichment and economic development of our community.The Arlington Museum of Art is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization administered by a board of directors and staffed by volunteers.
The museum sponsors a year-round program of curated art exhibitions, which are featured in the main gallery on the first floor. The museum seeks to present outstanding art work by regional artists with shows that incorporate a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary to experimental.
“We endeavor to present accompanying educational material with these exhibits so the viewing public will have an enjoyable time and a learning experience,” Hightower says. “Curated exhibitions typically run from six weeks to two months in length.”

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