Muddy River Camera Club Exhibits at River Arts Center
The Muddy River Camera Club will be exhibiting their photography at the River Arts Center, 229-5th Ave. South in downtown Clinton through Sunday, June 16. A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, May 5, from 1:30 to 4:00 PM.
All exhibits are free and open to the public. The gallery is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 PM.
The camera club was organized in 2007 providing a place to learn more about cameras, share techniques and photographs. They meet the second Monday of each month at the Lyons Train Depot in Clinton and visitors are welcome. The group also has outings at the riverfront, Bickelhaupt Arboretum, Vanderveer Park in Davenport, and Chicago. This exhibit includes macro photography, landscapes, cityscapes, portraiture and special effects.
The seven exhibiting artists are founding member Patricia Bird with portraits, a primary interest which started with her grandson. Merlyn Law joined to learn more about digital photography. She enjoys people and nature, and one of her specialties is maternity shots. Dana Sharar is newer to the club and has interest in bridges and other scenes in various lights and times of day.. Mary Jo Monaghan began with an interest in photographing eagles and it spread from there. Birds are her favorite subject.
Rich Jaeger has had his own dark room since sixth grade and has developed many of his own photos. He is now doing photography for the Clinton Downtown Alliance and CERT. Jerry Banse started in high school as a hobby and as he lives near the river, he photographs much of nature in his own backyard. Dennis Wright began in high school, received a degree from Georgia State University. He worked professionally as a fashion photographer for Lord and Taylor and teaches photography courses throughout the United States and Canada.