The City of Monterey, Colton Hall Museum and Cultural Arts Commission, and the Monterey Conference Center are pleased to announce the current Alvarado Gallery exhibit: Along the Way, Photographs
by Susan Theodore. Susan first created photographs in Chicago neighborhoods and lakefront, trying to make visual sense of the streets, buildings and people she encountered. She began capturing images that resonated with her and sought to evoke memories and emotions in the viewer.
Susan moved to Monterey in 2003 and was enchanted by the great visual contrast to Chicago. She explored the historic missions and adobes, private homes and military installations, fishing boats, wharf activity and sea coast that seemed so foreign to her. She worked to make photographs that gave each viewer a sense of what she saw, offering them an opportunity to enter into a photograph from their individual perspectives. Her work became more abstract as she attempted to distill the urban landscape into core emotional components.
This exhibit offers images of Monterey she made over the past six years. Her work can be viewed online at:photographsbysusantheodore.com.
Please join us for an artist opening on August 8, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM with light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist. The exhibit will be on display August 8, 2014 through October 19, 2014 in the Alvarado Gallery, located at the Monterey Conference Center, One Portola Plaza.