090413CameraClubFrate (310): 2X See For Yourself

MEREDITH — Lakes Region Camera Club will open its club year on Thursday, September 5 with a presentation by Larry Frates, well-known artist and owner of Frates Creative Art Center in Laconia. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith.

Frates will be presenting a lecture /demonstration entitled See For Yourself, which is also the title of his new DVD collection and book which is being released for the Holiday Season. They emphasize the importance of being a sensitive viewer regardless of the medium being used. Photographers and artists utilize the same senses, design principals, and organizational techniques. This lecture is intended to bridge the gap between these two types of visual communicators with the hopes of inspiring each to collaborate more with the other.

Frates graduated from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design, with concentrations in Printmaking and Art Education. He went on to complete his Master of Applied Aesthetics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and received an Advanced Graduate Certificate from Aberdeen College in Scotland during his Fulbright Exchange year representing the USA in the Orkney Islands. He is a member of the Fine Arts adjunct faculty at Southern NH University and a Graduate School Clinical art supervisor at Plymouth State University.

Frates paintings have been exhibited at the Briggens Museum in Bergen, Norway, the Getty Gallery in Stromness, Scotland, The Smithsonian in Washington, DC to mention a few. His works are in the Royal Art Collection and the Central Bureau of Exchanges in London, England and his caricatures and political cartoons can be found in the Forbes collection NYC.

For further information, go to www.lrcameraclub.com, or call Phyllis Meinke at 603-340-2359.


CAPTION — Larry Frates presents a lecture entitled See For Yourself during the first Lakes Region Camera Club meeting of the year on Thursday, September 5 at 7 p.m. (Courtesy photo)