2018 Photo Show

April 27 - 29
Bethlehem United Methodist Church

Siobhan Byrns, Associate Professor of Art at Lynchburg College, will judge the 23rd Annual John Faber Memorial Photo Contest and Show. The show opens with a reception and presentation of awards  Friday, April 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Moneta. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Ms. Byrns's work with photography, artist books and digital media has been widely shown across the United States and featured internationally. While a graduate student, she was formally trained as a fine art digital restorationist and conservator in some of the country’s most prominent museums. In 2004, while working in the Museum of The Art Institute of Chicago, she assisted in the digital restoration of Georges Seurat’s A Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Numerous publications and media outlets have featured both her artistic pursuits and her art conservation efforts, including NPR Marketplace, The Washington Post, and The Chicago Sun Times. Her photography, installation work and artist books are included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Appomattox Court House National Park, as well as many private collections. Recently one of her images received the Best of Show award at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia - New Waves 2017. In 2016, Sam Abell, a notable National Geographic photographer, chose one of her images for his Photo Collection16 that was on view at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia.

Music for the photo show to be provided by Marie Anderson.

Marie Anderson is a singer/songwriter based out of Smith Mountain Lake. She is the winner of the

2015 SML Lyrics on the Lake Singer/Songwriter competition. Her style includes an eclectic array

of over 1500 songs from the 1930's to today that encompass Top 40 Pop, Country, Rock, Oldies, and Blues as well as her own original songs. She incorporates the use of a drum pedal, a harmony pedal, and a loop pedal into her performances that give her the ability to sound like a full band. She currently spends three to five nights each week performing locally and in the surrounding areas. For more information about Anderson's music, visit (www.mariesmusic.org)

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