Barton’s Marine Photography is “See”-Worthy
Water, water everywhere, might be an accurate way to describe the photographic works of Patrick E. Barton.
Barton, a current SCUBA instructor, has been an avid diver for more than fifteen years utilizing his many opportunities to travel to exotic locations to shoot up close and personal with life under the sea.
Through previous design projects, Barton introduced himself to photography. In 2003 he purchased his first Digital SLR and combined that with an order for an underwater housing.
According to Barton, “The process of trying to dive into both arts at one time seemed overwhelming and at many times still does. The rewards are well worth the mind-boggling preparation.”
Barton was born and raised in the Midwest. Most of his training and experience have been derived from working on corporate designs over the last 20 years. His career, to date, has consisted primarily of work with two independent Midwest-based companies. Most recently he is focused on design projects through Barton Visions.
Barton’s experience has allowed him to work on a large variety of projects and produce art in all types of media.
He has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe.
Patrick is a member of the Ocean Artists Society and a volunteer diver with Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.
B. H. Gehringer Gallery: FPS Select Student Work
Fremont Public Schools Art Specialists, Julie Bristol, Jesse Kiefer and Jenny Trapp bring us a select show of elementary student artwork. These teachers inspire creativity while teaching about artists, the Elements of Art, and the different media and techniques used in the creative process. The students are encouraged to communicate their thoughts and ideas in a style that represents their personal ideals and beliefs. Their work is colorful, delightful and quite insightful!
Also featured this month is portfolio work that was completed during the past fall semester from Cody Wheelock’s Art III/IV class at Fremont High School. Each student was asked to create a series of work based around a theme of his choice. A wide range of themes is present within the class’s body of work, including: brokenness, beauty, equality, social issues, and identity, to just name a few. Students were given the freedom to create work in whatever media they felt strongest in order to best represent their theme. The show includes both three and two-dimensional pieces and media ranging from ceramics and wood to oil paint and graphite drawings. Each student also created a website featuring their work, including a biography page and an artist statement.