FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2014
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Glenville State College
GLENVILLE, WV— The photography of artist Ernie Bastin will be featured in an upcoming exhibit in the Glenville State College Spears Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit will be on display Monday, September 22nd through Friday, October 17th with a reception to meet the artist on Tuesday, September 30th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Bastin was born in Lackawanna, New York but moved to Clarksburg, West Virginia when he was only four months old. Upon graduating high school, his mother gave him a camera as a graduation present which sparked an interest in photography that remains to this day. After high school, Bastin graduated from the Naval School of Music. Following his time in the Navy, he earned a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Illinois. He went on to teach trumpet and jazz at Ohio University until his retirement after 41 years.
“With digital photography, the photographer as improviser gives the photograph an added personal dimension. In both music and photography this added dimension reveals something about the improviser. With the advent of high resolution digital photography, filtering possibilities available through computer software as well as traditional techniques, the photographer, as improviser, is free to enhance the photograph,” said Bastin.
For more information, contact GSC Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director Liza Brenner at Liza.Brenner@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6346.