August First Friday with Chris Heisey
Posted by Linda Atiyeh - July 31, 2016
Gallery 30 will host a First Friday reception featuring award-winning Civil War battlefield photographer, Chris Heisey on Friday August 5th. Chris' photographs have been featured in a number of media publications including the National Geographic Traveler, America’s Civil War, and the History Channel. His work also graces the Visitor Center at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Chris has also received numerous awards for his images including four national merit citations. An accomplished author, Chris is currently working on a book project for Tidemark Press that spans the entire Civil War and includes all of the preeminent battlefields. He also collaborates with Tidemark to produce an annual Civil War wall calendar, which teams his stirring imagery with researched commentary writings.
MASTERFUL COMPOSITIONSWhat's so interesting about Chris Heisey's photographic work is his compelling use of contrast, form and negative space to create an image. He uses these elements of composition masterfully. He has real following among Civil War art collectors and many of our customers are drawn to his prints because they are so emotionally moving.
BATTLEFIELD PRESERVATIONPassionate about saving our nation’s threatened battlegrounds, Chris also works with preservation groups to help save the sanctity of our treasured battlefields which are threatened today by development. Heisey is also a noted speaker presenting programs nationwide to civil war roundtables, camera clubs and workshops.
FIRST FRIDAY EVENT
During the First Friday event, Heisey will be on hand to discuss how he selects historic locations and composes his extraordinary images. For the month of August, Chris Heisey is Gallery 30's featured artist and his framed prints are available for purchase. We invite you to come meet Chris Heisey, explore local art, and enjoy a wine and cheese reception at Gallery 30 from 5:30-8:00 PM on August 5, 2016.
Linda Atyeh: About the Author
The owner of Gallery 30 since 2007, Linda Atiyeh personally curates Gallery 30’s collection of American fine art and artisan crafts. Linda's inspired vision has empowered Gallery 30 to flourish, while remaining true to the beliefs central to its incredible longevity and success. Over the years, Linda has redefined Gallery 30's artisan craft collection to place a greater emphasis on Pennsylvania and Gettysburg related products, and she has personally selected Gallery 30's exquisite handcrafted jewelry collection - drawn from around the world. Under Linda Atiyeh's direction, Gallery 30 expanded from its original 3,000 square feet location to its new home, a 9,100-square-foot lovingly restored historic property at 26 York Street.
A native Pennsylvanian, Linda Atiyeh takes great pride in her community and is committed to giving back to the region. Linda is on the board of directors of the Adams County Arts Council and the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society. She is also a member of Main Street Gettysburg, Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.