Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Tahawus Gallery to showcase Photographs and Paintings by Rob Fountain 

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Rob Fountain is a photojournalist and portrait painter who lives and works in Au Sable Forks. The exhibit “Catching the Light” will have 30 pieces on display. This includes 18 photographs revealing various  landscape photography of the Au Sable Forks area and beyond and 6 drawing portraits and 6 portraits in oils  and charcoal and linoleum prints.  

Rob Fountain’s work as an award-winning photojournalist is well known throughout the area from his long-time affiliation with the Lake Placid News, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, and Press-Republican newspapers.  Fountain has won 22 state and national awards for photography and video including five First Place awards for  Best Picture Story from the New York Press Association, and four Associated Press Awards for portraits.  

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from SUNY Potsdam (2001) with concentrations in painting, photography,  printmaking and ceramics, and is currently working on his MA in Fine Arts in Painting from the Academy of Art  University in San Francisco.  

Coupled with the exhibit, Fountain will offer a variety of workshop activities. He teaches techniques in  mediums including portraiture, using pastel, oils, and charcoal. He has ten years experience as an educator  teaching Photography and Intro to Photojournalism to students at SUNY Plattsburgh. He will offer portrait  classes once a week” for the duration of the exhibit, and a and Walk-about Workshop” for those interested in photography – (and walking!) Contact Rob Fountain directly to sign up.  

ARTIST/ Workshops CONTACT: Rob Fountain, (518) 534-9021 E-mail: [email protected] 

Exhibit information

Who: Tahawus Cultural Center 

What: Photography and Portrait exhibit, “Catching the Light” by photojournalist, Rob Fountain 

When: July 30-Sept 26, 2021. Open Saturdays, 1-2:30pm, and by appointment: 646-734-0703.  An opening reception is taking place on Friday, July 30, 5:30 to 7 PM. 

Where: Tahawus Windows Gallery, 2nd fl, 14234 Rt 9N, Main St. Au Sable Forks 

Contact: [email protected]

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