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1330 National Rd., Wheeling, WV

march, 2017

thu2mar - 14aprmar 29:00 amapr 14Colors from the Sea Photography Exhibit(march 2) 9:00 am - (april 14) 5:00 pm Stifel Fine Arts Center & School of Dance, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003

Event Details

Colors from the Sea, a photography exhibit featuring the work of Larry Tackett, is on display through April 14 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. It can be viewed free of charge Monday-Friday 9am -5pm and Saturdays 10am- 4 pm.

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.

Public Programs Complement the Exhibit

Exhibit Tour & Discussion with the Artist
Join Larry Tackett for a guided tour of  Colors from the Sea and a discussion on his life and work as a scuba diver, naturalist and photographer. Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Fine Art Photo Printing with Larry Tackett
Learn to prepare images for the printing process using basic Photoshop tools. Students will print six 8×10 enlargements and one larger print. Laptops with software will be provided, but students may bring own equipment.  The four-week class meets Saturdays from 10:30am- 1:30pm beginning March 25. Cost is $115/$100 OI members.  Register online or call 304-242-7700.

Intro to Photoshop with Larry Tackett
Learn the basic concepts of Photoshop for image correction and enhancement. All aspects of the program will be demonstrated and used with emphasis on the concept of layers and selective corrections. Software and computers are provided or bring your own. The six-week class meets Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 30. Cost is $95/$80.75 OI members. Register online or call 304-242-7700.


March 2 (Thursday) 9:00 am - April 14 (Friday) 5:00 pm


Stifel Fine Arts Center & School of Dance

1330 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003


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