Photography Gallery hosting a public conversation with local artits


70southgalleryMORRISTOWN — The 70 South Gallery is inviting the public to join an informal conversation with their featured artists in on Thursday, June 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as part of its “Informal Lens” series. 

This free event exposes participants to Jay Seldin and Callie Wohlgemuth and their respective approaches to photography. Seldin and Wohlgemuth are currently featured in the gallery’s “Cuba, Asia, and The Mad Hatter” show.

Seldin, a self-proclaimed teacher, photographer and world traveler, is a documentary social photographer who works mostly in black and white and has been celebrated with various awards and honors over the course of his 25-year career. Most recently, Seldin was invited to exhibit some of his work at the Drumthwacket Foundation, which is located inside the governor’s mansion in Princeton. He is also the artist-in-residence at the Newark Art Museum and Montclair Art Museum, as well as a faculty member at the International Center for Photography in New York City.

Wohlgemuth, conversely, is a student at Morris Knolls High School and has spent the last few years teaching herself the ins and outs of photography. She first garnered an interest in the art form when she was in eighth grade and has since gone on to volunteer her time and talents with local animal shelters, using her photography skills to help the animals find good homes.

“I think art should portray and capture emotions and moments that words are unable to express,” Wohlgemuth says. “I want people to be able to connect with my art no matter who they are or what they are feeling. I want to make a connection with someone without ever saying a word to him or her.”

The Informal Lens is a regular series of candid yet casual conversations moderated by 70 South Gallery’s Artist Relations Manager Ira L. Black. Each installment shines a spotlight on two newly featured artists and helps the gallery bring awareness to its current and upcoming shows, ultimately striving to bring together a community of likeminded photographers and photo enthusiasts.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by emailing Ira L. Black by Tuesday, June 2.

The 70 South Gallery is located at 70 South Street, Morristown.

For more information, click here or call (973) 539-2112.