“Captured Visions” opens Feb. 2; Reception Feb. 12

Mayer 1 - Dragonfly Resting on a WaterLilly

“Captured Visions”
featuring Gabe Barna, Christian Dozzler, Suzonne Evans & Klaus Mayer

February 2 to 25, 2015 • Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
Artists Reception • Thursday, February 12, 2015 • 7 to 9 pm

The Keller Public Arts Program is pleased to present the photography of Gabe Barna, Christian Dozzler, Suzonne Evans and Klaus Mayer. Their “Captured Visions” will sweep you away to places both near and far as well as providing witness to nature at it’s most exquisite and at times, devastating.

Dallas resident Gabe Barna has been a serious amateur for more than forty years. He has captured the glory of the French Alps while in Grenoble as well as many places around the world using novel techniques for digital photography. Gabe looks for the beauty in nature capturing the images of not only the originality of each flower but also the drama of animals in the wild. Currently he has been “augmenting the photorealistic work with a series of abstract images.”

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Christian Dozzler, born and raised in Vienna, Austria and currently a resident of Keller, Texas has enjoyed photography since high school where he took photography classes. His photos have been exhibited in local competitions and exhibitions. He is a Blues musician, having traveled the world performing professionally. Photography has always been a passion of Gabe’s and has been a mean’s of “replenishing creative energy amidst a sometimes grueling tour schedule.”

“Wanting to become more than a ‘point and shoot’ photographer, Suzonne Evans attended many classes, lectures, workshops, and expeditions where she has learned to understand the power of the camera, the importance of light, and how to see the scene, and thus with that, how to compose the picture through the camera lens.” Her photography shows the viewer the real image and not one that is manufactured for the camera. When not photographing, Suzonne is a retired public school librarian who joyfully explores the world with her camera capturing the visions around her.

Mayer 1 - Dragonfly Resting on a WaterLilly

At the age of 4, Klaus Mayer took his first photograph which began his love of photography. He has studied photography to improve his craft and to develop the passion he has for capturing special moments through the lens. “Despite all the courses I’ve done, my best teacher was my father. He showed me the beauty and fun of photography. All the knowledge that I have is because of his passion and patience with me; to show me how everything works.” Klaus participated in the 2014 “Keller’s Got Talent” and earned an honorable mention for his photo, “Tired After a Great Lunch,” and received recognition from National Geographic Magazine, 2014 Photo Contest for the same photo in their ‘nature’ category.

Join us February 2nd through the 25th, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for this exquisite photographic journey. A special evening reception will be held on Thursday, February 12th from 7 to 9 p.m. to meet the artists, view the exhibit and share conversation and refreshments.

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