‘Landscapes in Palladium’
Belfast — Fine art photographer Gilbert Welch will exhibit a collection of his palladium photographs beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Betts Gallery. The opening reception for “Landscapes in Palladium” will be held Friday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The show will run through Sept. 28.
The Texas-born, New Jersey-raised Welch's family roots brought him to Maine each summer of his youth. He moved to Rockport in 1979 to attend the Maine Photographic Workshops (now the Maine Media Workshops). He earned a BA in Business Administration at Rutgers University and his BA in Fine Arts/Photography at Arizona State University in 1984.
Welch utilizes the palladium process, one of the oldest printing processes, in use since the beginning of photography. By its nature, the process produces a unique contact print in the exact size of the negative with a rich tonal range and distinctive beauty. The palladium process also produces a very stable print, unaffected by light and pollution.
Betts Gallery is located in The Belfast Framer, 96 Main St. For more information, call 338-6465.
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