City Social Magazine

MAR 2013

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Wanderings: Recent Work by the Tripod Beverly Coates, Toni Goss and Dede Lusk The Arts Council's Community Gallery, located on the 2nd floor at 427 Laurel Street in downtown Baton Rouge, will present Wanderings: Recent Work by The Tripod - Beverly Coates, Toni Goss and Dede Lusk. The exhibition will run from March 15 - April 19, 2013. There will be a reception for the public on Friday, March 22, from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at the Community Gallery. The Tripod, as Baton Rouge photographers Beverly Coates, Toni Goss and Dede Lusk are known in fine art photographic circles, share a passion for both travel and photography. The photographs presented in this exhibit are new images created after the trio's and around Louisiana. Beverly's love of the rural countryside provides the viewer with familiar scenes printed on cloth and canvas. Toni takes us into the swamps of Dauterive Lake for early morning fog and light through her black & white photographs. Stunning still life images were made in Dede's studio of found objects from collections made during her wanderings. This exhibit highlights the three unique perspectives of The Tripod. (Seeking Leek by Dede Lusk ) Dede Lusk's love of photography began early. As a child in the small Louisiana town of Clinton, she took her precious Brownie box camera everywhere, snapping pictures and taking the film to her grandfather's drugstore to be developed. After graduating from Louisiana State University, working, and raising a family, she began to pursue her interest in photography seriously. In 1999, she attended the first of many photography workshops, studying with noted teachers of fine art photography and learning to master the art of digitally capturing and printing images in black and white. Dede and her husband, Joel, both enjoy spending time in the Louisiana wetlands. More of her work may be seen at Toni Goss's casual interest in photography quickly developed into a passion after her younger daughter left the nest college-bound. Motivated by her love of black and white photography, she has studied the art and craft of fine art photography since that time. Digital photography was fairly new when Toni began her studies and she quickly embraced the digital age. Studying with a number of respected contemporary fine art photographers in workshops across the United States comprises her primary photographic education. Toni and Cary, her husband, are South Louisiana transplants and have two daughters and 6 grandchildren. More of Toni's images may be viewed at (Photograph by Toni Goss) Beverly Coates is a Louisiana native having spent most of her life in Baton Rouge. She graduated from Louisiana State University where she received a degree in liberal arts. Long interested in photography, her passion for fine art photography started around 2000 and has grown steadily since. Beverly is largely, but not exclusively, a landscape photographer with the whole world as her inspiration. She shoots with Canon digital cameras. Participating in numerous juried exhibits, Beverly has won several awards. Her husband, Dudley, and she have three grown daughters. More of Beverly's images may be seen at her web site, www.bevcoates. com. The Arts Council's Community Gallery is committed to offering rich and diverse cultural experiences to the Baton Rouge community through the presentation of regional, national and international artists' work. Learn more about the Arts Council's Community Gallery at or by calling 225-344-8558. (Quitten Time by Beverly Coates) Read us online at 65

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