Poly Members Exhibiting at California Center for the Arts

Poly Photo Club members, Michele McCain and Ernesto Corte, will be exhibiting images in the art museum at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

This is a group exhibition entitled “Photography Expanded: Distinct Approaches” which will include works by a select group of California photographers and will highlight their unique styles of photography.

The opening reception will be held on Friday, September 29th. There is more information on the reception below.

The Artists

Michele McCain is one of three featured artists in this show. She will be exhibiting 11 of her signature photographic-storytelling images all exhibited on dye-infused aluminum. Her largest piece – at 24″ by 30″ – will  be her iconic image shown above, The Girl in the Yellow Dress.  She’ll also be exhibiting one of her most recent works, Out of My Mind shown to the right. All images are available for sale.

Ernesto Corte will be exhibiting five images. They were photographed through plastic or glass to create dreamlike, painterly images.  Impressions in the Rain (shown here) was photographed from a boat through a rain-soaked plastic tarp. The variations in the tarp combine with Ernesto’s selective focusing to produce an impressionistic image.

Other artists in the show include Richard Schlecta who is described by the museum as “a composer of chromogenic photograms that use light as a vehicle for expression”, Sol Hill who “skillfully distorts his images to discover new narratives” and several other California photographers.

The Show

The show opens on September 30th and runs until November 30th. Admission is $8.00. For more information about the show and for museum hours, visit the museum’s web page here.

A Beautiful Venue

The museum is a top-notch, professionally curated art museum. Its 9,000 square feet of exhibit space is divided into three beautifully lit galleries.

The art museum is just one part of Escondido’s California Center for the Arts beautifully landscaped campus. In other parts of the campus, you’ll find the Concert Hall, the Center Theater, a conference center, art studios and a park called the “Great Green” which is connected to the nearby Grape Day public park.

For directions and parking information, visit the Center’s directions page here. Parking should not be a problem: it’s free and their parking lot is large.

The Opening Reception

The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception which will be held on Friday, September 29th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is the first time the museum has opened a reception to the public; usually they’re only for museum members.

The reception costs $10 and you must order tickets in advance by calling the museum ticket office at 800-988-4253 or you can order tickets online here.

The normal price for museum admission is $8, so for only two-dollars more, you’ll be treated to a special night of what we’ve been assured will be gourmet “light bites” from the center’s own catering department. A no host-bar will also be available.

[NOTE: The reception ends at 7:30 p.m., not 9:00 p.m. as has been inadvertently posted on Facebook and in email announcements.]

For more information about the reception, visit the museum’s reception web page here.