WANT TO GO?
Clay Center photography exhibits
WHEN: Saturday through Sept. 16
WHERE: Clay Center art gallery
COST: Adults, $7.50, children $6
INFO: 304-561-3750 or www.theclaycenter.org.
A free opening reception runs 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- On Saturday, the Clay Center will open two traveling photography exhibits: "Artist to Icon: Early Photographs of Elvis, Dylan and the Beatles" and "The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography."
"For ['Artist to Icon'], the images are of the early days for each of the artists -- young Elvis, young Beatles, young Dylan," said Arif Khan, the Mary Price Ratrie Curator of Art. "The Beatles were still wearing suits and had moptops, stuff like that. It documents their rise to fame."
"['The Edge of Vision'] is a group exhibit featuring several artists who explore abstraction in art through photography," he explained. "It's an interesting way of looking at it. They do light studies -- how light reacts with photographic paper -- and color studies, exposing how certain colors blend together to create abstract patterns."
"Artist to Icon," organized by Seattle's Experience Music Project, features nearly 50 black-and-white photos that show the musicians before their fame shot into the stratosphere. The works come from photographers like Alfred Wertheimer, Daniel Kramer, Astrid Kirchherr and Max Scheler.