The public is invited to the Hope Church Art Alcoves Gallery for an opening reception on the exhibition of photographic artist Dennis Connolly on June 23, 5:30 – 7 pm. The public is invited to the exhibit, Connection: 30 Years of Visual Relationship. It incorporates both black and white and color, film and digital images of landscapes, urban scenes and people. Connolly especially enjoys portrait photography of people in situ, engaging in their daily activities. The exhibit will include landscapes, abstract and personal portrait photography produced locally and globally.
Early on in life, Connolly developed passion for all things of science and photography. He started his photographic escapades with a recycled Kodak Brownie camera as the self-assigned family event photographer. While practicing as a pediatric dentist, he photographically recorded therapies of his young patients, including on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation. Then he spent three years in the Air Force and improved his camera exploration during his travels, even winning European honors in photo competitions.
“One of the gifts in my life has been the medium of photography which allowed me to make deeper connections with people who have been my subjects, with the environment around me, and with those who view my photographic expressions,” said Connelly.
The Hope Church Art Alcoves Gallery continues its focus on artists with connections to Door County. The gallery is located at 141 South 12th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.