Downtown Artist Series "86,400 Grains of Grace"
Oswego State Downtown will be hosting another Downtown Artist Series with the debut of "86,400 Grains of Grace: Photographs by John Sheffield" from July 22 until Sept. 2. Sheffield, a middle school educator for more than 25 years, will exhibit photographs he made while encountering everyday people and while he was on kayaking trips.
Several years ago, Sheffield took up kayaking and bought a $75 digital camera on a whim. Since then, and without any formal training in photography, he has upgraded to a Nikon camera with changeable lenses and continues to find peace in both kayaking and photography. Sheffield's main artistic focus is nature photography, but, more recently, he began taking photos of everyday people. He is able to see great beauty in what many may describe as an average person.
For the Downtown Artist Series' multidisciplinary approach, SUNY Oswego senior art major Jessica Kummrow and senior human development major Alaina Perkinswill react to Sheffield's work in graphic design and creative writing, respectively. A free public reception will take place from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, July 22, at the branch of Tyler Art Gallery and the College Store and West First and Bridge streets in Oswego
Oswego State Downtown is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays during Oswego Farmers' Market.
For more information about Tyler Art Gallery exhibitions, call the SUNY Oswego art department at 315-312-2111. To contact Oswego State downtown, call 315-216-4985.
Amy Donkel- Marketing Intern