Everything is Connected
Everything is Connected, the ASU Student Photographers Association Annual Members Exhibition, was juried by Arizona State University alumna Carol Panaro-Smith. She has been an arts educator and administrator in the Phoenix area for over 30 years. Her bio states that her area of specialization is alternative photographic processes, mixed media, and book arts, but truly it is in mentoring others and guiding them to a deeper expression of their creative practice. Carol Panaro-Smith is a teacher in the most soul-inspiring sense of the word.
Each fall ASU SPA selects a photographer or curator to jury the annual members show and present a public lecture about their work. The exhibition is then hosted in the spring by Northlight Gallery before the club’s annual fundraiser. The ASU SPA Silent Auction held in April funds the juror’s lecture and other club events during the academic year.
Last fall Panaro-Smith juried the exhibition and then met with students for individual portfolio reviews. As part of the review process she then selected small suites of images by each student to be featured in the exhibition, Everything is Connected. This one-on-one critique is an invaluable experience for the students who are preparing for graduation and the review circuit of the professional artist.
Northlight Gallery at Grant Street Studios in downtown Phoenix will host Everything is Connected January 22 – February 6. The gallery is open noon to 5:00 on Thursday – Saturday, and on First & Third Fridays from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Free parking is available on the west side of the building.
Join the student photographers, faculty and staff for the closing reception on First Friday, February 5 from 6–9 p.m. The featured student photographers will offer brief gallery talks about their work starting at 6:30 p.m.
This exhibition is part of PhotoTapas, celebrating February as Arizona’s month of photography.