Contact Number
304-242-7700
Address Info
1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

march, 2017

thu2mar6:30 pm- 8:30 pmColors from the Sea Opening Reception6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Stifel Fine Arts Center & School of Dance, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003

Event Details

Join us 6:30-8:3pm Thursday, March 2 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center for the opening of Colors from the Sea – a photography exhibit featuring the work of Larry Tackett.

Opening reception is free and open to the public. Exhibit is on display through April 14.

Sponsored by United Bank. Additional program support provided by West Virginia Northern Community College.

About the artist:

Photographer Larry Tackett spent 32 years diving and photographing the world’s seas along with late wife, Denise. Their more than 6,500 dives included some of the most pristine and remote reef systems on the planet.

Tackett’s trips were ones of both vocation and avocation.

As a photographer, the oceans provided him limitless subjects in all sizes and colors. Tackett photographs only a portion of the marine animals he finds hiding in reefs. His subject matter then becomes abstract photographic art of vibrant colors and varied textures.

As a naturalist, Tackett’s photos of coral reef life have been widely published in books and magazines worldwide. His first book — co-authored by wife DeniseReef Life, Natural History and Behaviors of Marine Fishes and Invertebrates” was published in 2002. The Tackett’s newest book, Underwater Photography, A Guide to Creative Techniques and Essential Equipment, was published in 2005.

Their work has also been featured in BBC and National Geographic Television specials.

Time

(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location

Stifel Fine Arts Center & School of Dance

1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003

Organizer

Oglebay Institute304-242-7700

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