“From Florals to Fantasies: Photographs, Abstracts and Digital Art” by Charles Miller will be on display at Bernardsville Public Library during the month of June. The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, June 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Mr. Miller, who lives in Ringoes, is an emerging photographer with a background as a theatre designer for sets, lights, costumes and props. He has worked in colleges in Kansas, New York City and New Jersey and has done set and lighting design off-Broadway. For the last 30 years, he has worked in theatre management, arts administration and arts programming and is currently the manager of the Arts Upstairs Gallery at the Community Theatre in Morristown, NJ. He began working seriously in photography and digital abstractions in 2008. He is a member of The Contemporary Arts Group (CAG); Millburn Short Hills Arts Center (MSHAC); NJ Photographers Forum; and Visions (a collective of artists that present shows around throughout New Jersey). His works have been shown in the Morris County Library, Overlook Hospital, Chatham Library, the NJ Photographers Forum Juried Show at Watchung Arts Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Hunterdon County Library and Cranes Mill Gallery.
“Art IS in the eye of the beholder,” says Miller, “But, hopefully, vision is in the eye of the artist. As a photographer, abstractionist and visual artist, I try to find the vision within the larger picture. Whether it is working to bring out the beauty of an image or manipulating an image into some ‘new life,’ I hope to find something that has been missed by others.”
For further information on the show, call the library at 908-766-0118.