2020 February Exhibition:
"The Art of Seeing: My Take"
A solo exhibition of photography
By: Gary Levy
February 1 - 29
"Meet the Artist" Reception:
Friday, February 7, 7pm - 8:30pm
About the Show...
Atlantic County resident Gary Levy, the Best of Show winner for his photo “Marker Magic” in the Ocean City Arts Center’s 2019 Juried Photography Show, brings his work to the Arts Center February 1 through February 29. A “Meet the Artist” reception, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, February 7, 7pm - 8:30pm.
Gary is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and holds a BFA Degree in Art Teacher Education. Following college Gary was drafted into the Army and spent two years on active duty where he served as a soldier-instructor in the Army’s Special Services Arts & Crafts Program, a distinct segment of leisure-time activities available for soldiers and their families. After separation from active duty, Gary signed on to be a civilian Arts & Crafts Director with the Army Special Services Program in Europe where he supervised multiple Arts & Crafts Center operations throughout Germany. Gary remained in Europe for eight years, then transferred to the Canal Zone, Panama for two years, and finally to Fort Dix, New Jersey where he became Chief of the Installation’s Morale, Welfare & Recreation Program and stayed for 18 years until his Civil Service retirement.
Throughout his years overseas and stateside, Gary pursued 35mm photography including attending intermediate, advanced, masters and salon photography classes at Old School Square in Delray Beach (now the School of Creative Arts). In addition, Gary is an active member and Treasurer of the Stay Focused Photo Club which meets at Stockton University.
In selecting photographs to represent his work, Gary seeks to identify those images in his collection that best exemplify his personal feelings, visual intake, subject matter and impact capture. He truly believes that photography is “The Art of Seeing” and honestly endeavors to produce work that reflects that belief.