In celebration of fall colors, the Boulder Junction Public Library welcomes the public to view their October “Art in the Library” exhibit “Shades of Motion: the Color of Dance”, a collection of photographs. Through collaboration with dance professionals, photographer Mark Schermeister has created images that showcase the unique nuances of dancers and dance movement intertwining with the textures of color. His aim is to create photographic art that showcases the beauty of the world around us, and endeavors to “photograph the invisible.”
In this exhibition Schermeister showcases the connection of fall color with the dance and the dancers. He accomplishes this by capturing the hues of fall portrayed in the movements of the dance.
Schermeister is a fine artist who has spent a large part of the past 64 years in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, now dividing his time between Miami and Land O’ Lakes. He’s an enthusiastic Photographic Artist who describes himself as “having 56 years’ experience and yet, always a student.”
He began as a photographer and lab technician, then followed a career as an air traffic controller, retiring from federal service a few years ago. Through it all, he carried his camera, capturing and expressing what he calls “the miracle and mystery of the life we’re blessed with.”
For the past 12 years, Schermeister, owner of Studio1761, has been photographing dance, with the purpose of “Communicating the visible and invisible spirit of both the dancer and the dance.”
“Shades of Motion; the Color of Dance” will run from September 30, 2021 – October 29, 2021 during regular library hours.
Applications are being accepted for upcoming Art in the Library exhibits. The application form is available in the library or on the library website. The exhibits can be a single artist or a group of artists representing a theme or medium.
For questions about the Art in the Library exhibits, the application process, or the Artwork policy, please email the library at [email protected] or call the library at 715-385-2050. For questions about the artist and his work, please contact Mark Schermeister at [email protected] or 954-494-0533.