Sunday, 16 March 2008

Barbara Paul: Ghana, Benin & Togo Exhibit

Barbara Paul is welcomed by the Black Rock Art Center where her photography exhibit entitled “Voodoo, Villages, Festivals: Ghana , Benin and Togo" will be shown April 5 through June 7, 2008. An opening celebration is scheduled for April 5th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Gallery hours are 1:00 – 5:00 pm Mon – Fri, and upon request.

From the press release: "Barbara Paul has traveled through some of the most remote regions of Asia and Africa, as well as other parts of the world, with the goal of capturing and sharing the region’s customs, dress, festivals and way of life.

Black Rock Art Center General Manager, Melissa A. Bernstein, said of the exhibit, “This is an incredibly ambitious show to produce, because Ms. Paul has a vast collection of work. We will be displaying approximately 120 pieces, taken in three countries. The pieces are bright and full of spirit, and you can tell from each one that she loves sharing her adventures with the public”.

Educated at Wellesley College and NYU School of Business Administration, Barbara Paul has been taking photos around the world for many years. Her work has been shown locally at such galleries as the Darien Library, Earthplace of Westport, and the Thomas J. Walsh Gallery at the Quick Center at Fairfield University, in Westchester at venues like the Rye Library, and in New York City at Tibet House and Gallery Vietnam. Exhibits have included photographs taken in such diverse countries as Laos, Tibet , Ethiopia and Mali.

Further info from: Black Rock Center