River Muse Art Gallery & Studio...where creativity flows.
Feature Exhibits Opening Reception, Saturday, November 9th from 4 pm to 7 pm.
River Muse is delighted to have Joey Collins Singer, Song-writer and guitarist playing at the opening reception for the combined Stow Dunham and Regional Photography of R.D. White guest exhibits. The opening is Saturday, November 9th, 4-7p. Joey is a local Clayton musician. Last year He moved back to Clayton after spending roughly a year and a half traveling. He is currently working on an album of original songs with his drummer Stephen Dettmer.
Stow Dunham aka Stowbiwan currently lives in Watertown, New York and is originally from Castine Maine.
He describes his work as Abstract psychedelic cartoon. Stow creates in a variety of styles, and uses bold and muted tones of color with equal mastery. He does commissions and enjoy mural and live painting performances at music venues.
Stow has shown at the Wilson Museum in Castine, Maine, Smitkit Studio, Watertown,NY, collaborated with Taylor Soderquist on several murals, and created artwork for Skewed Brewing and the Hops Spot In Clayton. Stow has also been featured at Eye Crave Optics floating gallery.
Spotlight on RD White:-
Having dabbled in painting and illustration (attending the Ivey School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh PA after high school)… I became more interested in making instant paintings (photographs!)…this turned into moving pictures or video and I worked as a TV news photographer or videographer for much of my adult life from 1987 to 2013…but I still thirsted for more artistic and cinematic work so with my son we created a company in 1999 to pursue our dream of movie-making with “4th Coast Productions” a company he continues to grow, now in Rochester. (One of his documentaries, “House of Stronzo” was recently featured in the Snowtown Film Fest, after winning many accolades in festivals worldwide). Other earlier documentaries that we co-produced were “The Quest of Carmen D’Avino” (2000) “Little Ditch: The Black River Canal” (2007) and “Fort Drum: The First 100 Years” (2012).
Continuing to shoot still photos starting in the early 70’s up to today I recently published three books of photography, “The North Country Picture Book 1981-1986” (2014) “Through a Crimson Lens Darkly” (2014) and “Railroad Heydays on the Hojack” (2016)…
I constantly add to my photography files and have plans to publish more work in the near future involving several diverse subjects. I love trolling through the North Country finding hidden nooks & crannies to uncover photographically, trips which serve not only to add new material but to sharpen my eyes and senses to the vast world located in my own back yard…