WGBY Masterpiece Ball 2016
Randi Shenkman, Photographer
I photograph slices of the world as they speak to me.
Belchertown Fair 2015
Random Art in Paris
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Nowhere/Everywhere: 2016 marks the 500th anniversary of “Utopia” by Sir Thomas More, who in 1516 devised the rhetorical conceit that gave rise to a literary genre. Ever since Sir Thomas More invented the word "utopia"—a “non-place” and a “nowhere”—writers, artists and philosophers have re-imagined society to examine imaginary, unprecedented, impossible or lost versions of societies at large. Human “perfectibility” is a key concept to More’s invention, as Roland Schaer describes in his essay, “Utopia: Space, Time, History the Ideal Society,” “Utopia” is:
achieved solely by human means…Utopia’s first prerequisite, therefore, is humanitas, humanity
as a virtue….More’s maneuver consists in showing the ways in which the other world pertains to this
one—hence the many paradoxes and ruses of this reasoned utopia, this realist fiction, this serious
In anticipation of celebrating the 500th anniversary of Utopia, the Thompson Gallery is presenting works of art that examine the genres of utopia and dystopia with regard to the human conflict or dilemma within societal structures.
The show runs from April 1 to June 18 at the Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, 45 Georgian Road, Weston, MA 02493 The opening reception is on April 1 from 4 to 7.
Black Lives Matter: A juried show curated by Frances Jones-Sneed & Melanie Mowinski, February 4-28
at Gallery 51, Mass. College of Liberal Arts, 375 Church St., North Adams, MA. Opening Reception: February 4th 5-7pm
Simon Strong House in Amherst. I have two photos in the show "My Lady's Parlor" . Open Saturdays, October 24 - December 5.
Small Works Show, Hope and Feathers Art Gallery, Main St, Amherst, November 23, 2015 - January 15, 2016. I also have one photo in this show. Opening night with the artists' reception is Thursday, December 3, from 5 - 8. The gallery is regularly open Monday-Friday 10 - 6, Thursdays 10 - 8, and Saturday's from 10 - 4.
Worcester Cultural Coalition "Grayscale" at the Aurora Gallery, 660 Main St., Worcester, Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 4, December 4 - January 14, 2016. I have one photograph in this show.
Perhaps you have a special event coming up and you would like me to photograph it.
Parties, weddings, portraits, senior photos, contact me for more information.
Any good event is memorable, but a good photo makes it unforgettable.
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