For Immediate Release: Contact: Tammy Cromer-Campbell
April, 2012 903.236.4686 firstname.lastname@example.org
April 13 – June 8, 2012
Join us April 13th from 5 – 8pm for the artist reception for Tami Bone’s Mythos exhibit and Artwalk. Mythos will be up through June 8, 2012. TCC PHOTO | GALLERY is located at 207 N. Center St., Longview, TX and on the web at http://www.tccphotogallery.com. Downtown LIVE will be happening at Heritage Plaza that same night from 5 – 7pm. Look for ArtWalk maps at the Plaza.
Hamidah Glasgow, Director of The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO, said this of her work. “The tag line on Texas based photographer Tami Bone’s website reads “ordinary beauty, everyday humanity” but what you will quickly realize is that there is nothing quite ordinary about Tami Bone’s images. Her softly focused two tone visions inject the ordinary with dream-like surreality. She writes that her current project …pulls fragments of memory and figments of imagination from a childhood spent growing up in the rough and tumble of deep South Texas.”
Crista Dix of Wallspace Gallery in Santa Barbara,CA said this, “Tami Bone’s work is magical… Her images tell mythical stories, black and white memory driven tales that have no beginning or no end. You can fall into her poetic narratives, bring your own mysteries, and travel off into her swirling light and deep shadow.
Her work starts as written notes, that merge into ideas, that become a group of images, that blossom as illustrative stories. These are images I can look at all day and find something new each time I walk by them.”
Tami Bone grew up in the rough and tumble of deep South Texas where she spent a childhood blessedly free and driven by her imagination. Her photographic work today pulls from these early beginnings, calling forth yearnings, hopes, fears and dreams that make their way into her narrative images.
Today Tami lives in Austin, Texas and engages photography as a means of story telling and self-expression, recognizing that the stories we tell form our personal truths and modern day folklore. She believes that our stories, in essence, the way that we choose to interpret ourselves and our world, are significant and have the power to shape our lives, before finally, they become our lives. Her most recent body of work, Mythos, is her ongoing story.
She attended The University of Texas, and later in life discovered her interest in photography. Her work has been shown nationally in both invitational group exhibitions and juried exhibitions, and in 2012 will be shown in several solo exhibitions. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, including being listed by BWGallerist as one of the Best of the Best Emerging Fine Art Photographers of 2011; selection as a 2011 Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist, a Photo Review 2010 Competition Winner, a 2009 Photolucida Critical Mass Finalist and a 2008 Review Santa Fe participant.
ArtWalk and Downtown Live !!!
Lots to do DOWNTOWN
Downtown is the place to be April 13 from 5 – 8pm with ArtWalk and Downtown Live at Heritage Plaza! Artwalk has vendors exhibiting art or hosting a band. Maps will be available at the Downtown Live event.
TCC PHOTO | GALLERY exhibits Mythos – photographs by Tami Bone
Forbes and Butler exhibits Sam Smead
Longview Museum of Fine Arts shows 52nd Student Invitational and
James Hayes blown glass pieces
Gregg County Historical Museum will be open
Brothers Sandwiches will exhibit local artists
Shannon’s Beading Basket new location at 207 North Horaney Street hosts their artists
Judge T Smith Sculpture Garden exhibits: Kevin Box and Warren Cullar’s “rock, paper, scissors”
Decorating etc with live music by David Smith
Antiques on Fredonia
Downtown Live – Heritage Plaza
Art World - 1434 McCann Rd
Interstate Battery is ArtWalk Sponsor
BellaMia located at 812 Methvin is new to ArtWalk and Longview
BellaMia is a Gallery that can be rented for events. They exhibit artist from Nashville and Austin. The Gallery has art sculptures and fine art paintings for sale. Space is available for rent.