May Art Walk Events: “Spring Fling” at the Early Owego Antique Center
Friday May 17th
6:00 – 8:00pm Meet the Dealers
6:30 – 8:00pm “The Royal Blues” big band
Saturday May 18th
2:00 pm – Dr. Christopher Wright lectures on ““Earliest Forms of Photography with a display of Period Cameras and Lenses”.
MEET THE DEALERS: The EarlyOwegoAntiqueCenter will be holding a fun and fact filled “Spring Fling” on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. The fun part begins on Friday evening when everyone is invited to “Meet the Dealers”. We are a multi-dealer antique and collectible sales room hosting over 80 dealers. Our gracious and competent staff is in charge daily, the dealers coming and going as need be. But on Friday evening the 17th, we have invited all of our vendors to be with us and you to explain their areas of interest, talk a bit about pricing and valuation trends, answer your questions and take note of your wants. We have even asked that each dealer offer a favorite hors d’oeuvres, beverage or snack. Come see how that works out…we expect some surprises!
MUSIC: Our May Art Walk musical performance will be “The Royal Blues” Big Band. Known locally and further afar, this select group of 17 dedicated musicians enjoy playing all types of music from Glenn Miller to the Beatles. If you like your music just loud enough, a little brassy, (4 Trumpets, a full complement of Saxes plus a Trombone, French Horn and Baritone) with keyboards and percussion, this Band is for you! And all under the Direction of Don VanScoy, Conductor. “The Royal Blues” will perform without interruption from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. On the Mezzanine, dancing invited!
LECTURE SERIES: On Saturday, May 18th, the Early Owego Lecture Series continues with a presentation by Dr. Christopher Wright on the “Earliest Forms of Photography with a display of Period Cameras and Lenses”. Dr. Wright holds many Degrees, including a Doctor of Divinity and has had many occupations. Originally an Academician, he tired of the 100% scholarly life and purchased a farmstead and went to homesteading. Not that unusual, except that Dr. Wright, at 64, is the nation’s oldest living survivor of Morquios’s Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disease that is severely disabling. As his disease progressed, he was forced to give up his beloved music and was led toward photography.
Doing nothing half way, he has single handedly revived the chemical and physical processes of most of the known very early photographic techniques. He is a Consultant to the Getty Museum’s “Project for the Preservation of the Traditional Chemical / Wet Darkroom”, the owner of “Visions in Silver Photography”, specializing in Large Format Fine Art black and white images, and the author of “Still Life-Still Living”, a collection of his photographs and essays describing development of spiritually-based aesthetics.
Dr. Wright will offer his talk and presentation of equipment at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 18th at the AntiqueCenter. You will not want to miss this fascinating individual who has truly overcome adversity through photography.
For more information call (607) 725-6833.