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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Ball Ray Photography Exhibit Opens July 1

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The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Bill Ray Photography Exhibit for the month of July at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Avenue West.

 

Bill Ray lives in Edmonds and is an award-winning member of Seattle Photographic Society and ArtistsConnect plus an ArtWorks Photo Instructor.

Ray became passionate about photography when he began doing black and white darkroom work as a teenager, trying to make his photographs look like those of Ansel Adams after taking them from “above his tripod holes”. Later, Ray was attracted to the great color nature photographers like Robert Ketchum, Elliot Porter, and Art Wolfe.

“Our eyes generally see more than a photo can display,” Ray said. “We can concentrate on part of a scene while staying aware of the totality, then instantly shift focus. The eye can handle a wider range of light and dark in one glance than a camera.”

“I believe there are deep spiritual reasons why beauty stimulates the pleasure circuits hard-wired into our brains,” Ray explains. “It’s a clue there must be reasons why the Universe exists at all; it reminds us that “dominion over” means to be responsible stewards of the planet.”

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community. The show runs through July 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.

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