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‘Family Pictures’ with Elizabeth Albert, 4/25/18

    Join us April 25th for a lively evening of conversation and photo viewing on the theme of Family Pictures hosted by guest presenter Elizabeth Albert.

    Nights at the PRC are evenings of conversation that are free and open to all. A guest host selects a theme and leads with a presentation of their work. PRC members have the opportunity to show their own work related to that night’s theme and to garner feedback. We provide some food and drink, and everyone is welcome to bring refreshments, too.

    Find out more about PRC Nights here, including how to sign up to present your work and what to bring.
    What’s Underneath from the series “I See You”

    Date: April 25th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
    Artist host: Elizabeth Albert
    Theme: “Family Pictures”

    Lesley Art + Design, Lunder Arts Center , Lesley University, 1801 Massachusetts Avenue, Room 321, enter through church side, Cambridge, MA, 02140

    ABOUT THE NIGHT: Do you explore or document family; your own or others, their activities or ancestry, stories or spaces? Or use or reference family photographs, ephemera, or imagery in your artwork? Then sign up to share your work, or come to engage and discuss the work and issues at this free evening of conversation.

    ABOUT THE HOST: Elizabeth Albert received her BFA from University of Michigan, MFA from Maryland College Institute of Art, and a post baccalaureate in art education at Massachusetts College of Art. For 16 years she taught photography at the Winsor School as well as other regional colleges and high schools. Her work has been exhibited and published nationally and regionally, including the Danforth Museum of Art, Houston Center for Photography, 2006 PRC Juried Exhibition, Photo Place Gallery, and The Photo Review. Her studio is located in Boston’s South End on Wareham Street.

    In her work, Albert documents her own children and also broadly explores family, narrative, and the passage of time. More recently, as she states, “My work centers around mining photo archives from both family and strangers and juxtaposing them to create dream-like, fictional narratives.” For example, her latest work blends family imagery from 1900s New Mexico with later images from 1950s-60s Oklahoma and another series pairs diary entries by her daughter with images she took on the exact same date in India.

    More information on the Nights program, full sign up procedure, and important guidelines, can be found here.

    Images:  Elizabeth Albert, “What’s Underneath” from the series “I See You,” and “Stranger” from the series “When a Stranger Comes to Town,” courtesy of the artist.