• IT’S NOT JUST BLACK & WHITE an exhibition of photography portraits by Glenn Ierley

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    February 04, 2019

    Copper Country Community Arts Center

    126 Quincy Street Hancock, MI 49930

    Contact: Cynthia Cote Cynthia@coppercountryarts.com or (906) 482-2333

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2/3/19

     

    IT’S NOT JUST BLACK & WHITE an exhibition of photography portraits by Glenn Ierley

     

    HANCOCK, MI – The Copper Country Community Arts Center presents an exhibition of 20 black and white photography portraits by Glenn Ierley in the Kerredge Gallery February 6 through March 2, 2019. Glenn Ierley is a Copper Country immigrant (his maternal grandparent's family name was Myllymäki). He began his career in 1982 as a math professor at MTU, in 1992 he moved to UC San Diego but kept his house here, returning every year for three months of summer sailing. Upon retirement in June of 2011 he returned full time to the Copper Country.

    The portraits in this exhibition are stark, in black and white, but there is a warm and timeless quality to them. He says about this series that it was created with the use of studio lighting and digital software to achieve a classic film-like result. His approach is inspired by the works of Armenian-Canadian Yousuf Karsh, among others. Please join us for an opening reception for Glenn’s exhibition on Friday, February 8 from 6 to 8pm.

    An additional program will be presented by Glenn Ierley; a fascinating story of his project to restore sets of "color separation" negatives taken in the early 1900s by Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii to create the photograph in its true color. Original software for that restoration took ten years to complete and the results will be shared on Friday, February 15 at 6pm.

    The exhibition and the program are free and open to everyone. This exhibition is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Copper Country Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm and Saturday 10-2pm. For more information call (906) 482-2333 or visit the website: coppercountryarts.com