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Solo Exhibition :: Karen Hanrahan Holiday Prop

Keyhole Gallery presents: Holiday Prop ->  Xmas Lights

Part three of our DIY Studio Series

Solo Exhibition  — By Photographer Karen Hanrahan
Happy Holidays!! 

Virtually showing through January

Click on any image for a carousel viewer. ( BETTER )

Request for visitor comments.

All artists find constructive critique a necessity and an integral part of the creative process. Keyhole Gallery kindly requests that visitors to this exhibition take an interactive role by leaving comments about our work. Your input is greatly appreciated.

NO Keyhole Gallery Studio in January.  Look forward to more DIY Studio Series in February.


Keyhole Gallery Hangs at Big BIG Show

Photographer Karen Hanrahan of Keyhole Gallery had a hanging at Big BIG Show

hosted by come together studios 

very impressive event – the art collection was astounding, well placed, eclectic and dynamic — live music was loud and rockin -

cool opportunity to be involved.

40 PLUS Artists

8 Bands

installations and more

SATURDAY DEC. 10th 6pm- 2am

 


Virtual Exhibition :: Cool Lights -Thrills And Chills

Keyhole Gallery presents: Cool Light – Thrills And Chills

Part one of our DIY Studio Series

Exhibition  — By Photographer Karen Hanrahan and Ron Frazier

Virtually showing through November 16th, 2011

Request for visitor comments.

All artists find constructive critique a necessity and an integral part of the creative process. Keyhole Gallery kindly requests that visitors to this exhibition take an interactive role by leaving comments about our work. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Join us for our next DIY Studio – bodyscapes on November 9th

Images By Ron

Shots By Karen, b/w editing by Ron


Keyhole Gallery Announces A DIY Studio Series


Photographers Salon :: Looking Back And What’s Next?

Keyhole Gallery, a creative collaborative of the artful nude is hosting a Photographers Salon

We’d love for you to join us!

Event: Photographers Salon
Theme: Recap of the last year and what’s next?
When: We Meet Every Second Wednesday 
Next Gathering:  Wednesday – September 14th – 2011

Time: 7 – 9

Where: Ron Frazier’s Home
426 N Linden St – David Davis Neighborhood
Bloomington, IL 61701 
RSVP by Monday September 12th 708.482.0678
please communicate at this gmail address:
karenatkeyholegallery@gmail.com

Gallery Notes:

Anne Scott has a terrific new exhibit “downtown bloomington” ( downtown people, friends and family ) at Gallery 404 and Coffee Hound – downtown bloomington.  Until September 17th

Amelie Saens had a purchase inquiry for one of her drawings.

Karen Hanrahan almost had an exhibit in September’s First Friday!


Virtual Exhibition :: Late Summer Outdoor Shoot

Keyhole Gallery presents: Late Summer Outdoor Artful Nudes 

Exhibition  — By Photographer Karen Hanrahan and Ron Frazier

Virtually showing through September 13th, 2011

Special thanks to Ron for finding this location! We could have not asked for a more beautiful day!

Request for visitor comments.

All artists find constructive critique a necessity and an integral part of the creative process. Keyhole Gallery kindly requests that visitors to this exhibition take an interactive role by leaving comments about our work. Your input is greatly appreciated.

The Drive And The Set


Self Portraits by Ron Frazier 

Self Portraits by Karen Hanrahan

Karen shot these of Ron

Ron shot these of Karen


Keyhole Gallery Is Having An Outdoor Shoot Session

Keyhole Gallery, a collaborative of the artful nude is hosting a Photographers Studio
Last month I scouted two outdoor locations.  The train yard was too busy, but the other country location I think is going to work out really well. Below the shots from my scout trip.  
Join me this week in an outdoor studio session!

Event: Photographers Studio
Theme: Outdoor session
This is a working studio – please bring your own camera
Models will be nude.

When: We Meet Every Second Wednesday
Next: Wednesday – August 10th
Time:  a tad earlier – 6:30 – to get the most out of the daylight
Where: a public, slightly risky location – we will meet at my home first 
still seeking models and photographers.

RSVP by Monday August 8th –  708.482.0678
Try to keep all gallery correspondence at this gmail address:
karenatkeyholegallery at gmail.com

Photographers Salon Scouting Night Out

Keyhole Gallery is looking for interesting outdoor locations for shoots next month – suggestions welcome.

Additionally we are seeking models and photographers to join our collaborative.

Reminder:  contributing photographers and writers – submissions for personal galleries are due at the beginning of the month. Limit is 4 per month

Latests images to Karen’s Gallery

Keyhole Gallery, a creative collaborative of the artful nude is hosting a Photographers Salon

We’d love for you to join!

Event: Photographers Salon
Theme: scouting outdoor locations
When: We Meet Every Second Wednesday 
Next Gathering:  Wednesday – July 13 – 2011
Time: 6 until ?  

* will not scout if it’s raining … 

Call me if you are interested in exploring locations with me!
708.482.0678

please communicate at this gmail address:
karenatkeyholegallery at gmail dot com


Virtual Solo Exhibition :: Outdoor Artful Nudes By Karen Hanrahan

Keyhole Gallery presents: Outdoor Artful Nudes 

Solo Exhibition  — By Photographer Karen Hanrahan

Virtually showing through July 5th, 2011

Artist appreciates the use of this lovely yard.

Request for visitor comments.

All artists find constructive critique a necessity and an integral part of the creative process. Keyhole Gallery kindly requests that visitors to this exhibition take an interactive role by leaving comments about our work. Your input is greatly appreciated.

The Set

Artful Nudes In Color 

Artful Nudes In Black and White 


Keyhole Gallery Studio Outdoor Session

Keyhole Gallery, a collaborative of the artful nude is hosting a Photographers Studio

Event: Photographers Studio
Theme: Outdoor session
This is a working studio – please bring your own camera
Models will be nude.

When: We Meet Every Second Wednesday
Next: Wednesday – June 8th
Time:  a tad earlier – 6:30 – to get the most out of the daylight
Where: private – a backyard, call please if you are interested in the location details. Bug repellant recommended
still seeking models and photographers.

RSVP by Monday June 6th –  708.482.0678
Try to keep all gallery correspondence at this gmail address:
karenatkeyholegallery at gmail.com
dahlia by karen hanrahan

Next Salon :: Nude Photography And Outdoor Settings

Announcements: 

Photographers Anne Scott and Karen Hanrahan have added to their personal galleries.

Oil Painting is now complete.

Keyhole Gallery is looking for interesting outdoor locations for shoots next month – suggestions welcome.

Seeking models and photographers to join our collaborative.

Reminder:  contributing photographers and writers – submissions for personal galleries are due at the beginning of the month.  Limit is 4 per month

Keyhole Gallery, a creative collaborative of the artful nude is hosting a Photographers Salon

We’d love for you to join!

Event: Photographers Salon
Theme: Discussion about nudes and outdoor locations
When: We Meet Every Second Wednesday 
Next Gathering:  Wednesday – May 11th – 2011
Time: 7 – 9
Where: Karen Hanrahan’s home 
703 S Allin St
Bloomington, IL 61701 
RSVP by Monday March 7th – 708.482.0678


please communicate at this gmail address:
karenatkeyholegallery@gmail.com


Oil Painting Complete!

for those of you who visited us during the area artist showcase

i shared the beginnings of a painting in progress from one of my photographs

i am very excited to share that the oil painting by Fabrice Martin is now finished!

The painting is available for purchase here

Fabrice mentioned two upcoming shows in Paris, one juried  – he has chosen his work of me as his submission!

I will share more as I know!!


Virtual Solo Exhibition :: Scapes By Karen Hanrahan

Keyhole Gallery presents:

Solo Exhibition  — Body Scapes By  Photographer Karen Hanrahan

Virtually showing through May 10th, 2011

Request for visitor comments.

All artists find constructive critique a necessity and an integral part of the creative process. Keyhole Gallery kindly requests that visitors to this exhibition take an interactive role by leaving comments about our work. Your input is greatly appreciated.

welcome to my basement, my lamps, a mirror, an ottoman, a dark quilt – above image – testing the space

below captures via reflection, tripod shots and straight mirror imagery:


Photographers Studio :: BodyScapes

Event: Photographers Studio

Theme: Body Scapes – do it yourself set

When: We meet every second wednesday

Next event: Wednesday – April 13th – 2010

Time: 7 – 9

Where: Photographer – Karen Hanrahan’s Home

Miller Park – 703 S Allin St

Parking is street side facing north or in the church parking lot.

Please be on time.

Once shoot begins I will have my door locked for privacy.

karenatkeyholegallery at gmail.com to rsvp

image by karen hanrahan


Collaborative Hiatus

Both my dear and very “key” collaborators Ron and Anne, have shared that they are taking hiatus from our creativity together here at Keyhole Gallery.   I had a sense that schedules were becoming very full, focus was shifting and that other things needed their undivided attention.  I completely understand and have not one bad feeling towards the announcements about this break.  The news has left me at a bit of a loss as to what’s next.  Since I founded the idea of our gallery and they signed on to help move it forward, the three of us were the tangible thing we had going.   Hosting monthly studio and salon sessions always included them.  Until the fall it’s now just me.

Locally anyway.

or seemingly ….

Today a blog friend shared an image.  He was talking with Twyla Tharp at a book signing. Wow.

It struck me how much collaboration means to me, and why I look forward to what might be next for the gallery.

Below in italics describes Twyla Tharp’s new book: The Collaborative Habit

While the description speaks to perhaps the dangers or downside of  collaboration,  Our Twyla has a 40 year history of one collaboration or another.   It’s how she built her empire/her brand!  After reading the description of her book I am left with how strongly I feel about not doing things alone.  Together is for sure a better way to strive towards just about anything.

Many efforts in my life are in conjunction with others, and wouldn’t be something remarkable without the experience of working collaboratively.

I joke often about coming out of the closet creatively with my photography.   I mean that figuratively ( yes, pun intended) and literally, and even more so since the gallery had a successful live exhibition this last week.

Hundreds of people now “know”

I am really saying  I don’t want to be an artist, naked and alone in a community that overall is more traditional in it’s sensibilities.

Yet right now that’s exactly what I am.

Alone and artfully nude!

Can’t wait to see what happens next!

I am not discounting my virtual participants.  Nor can I discount what we have begun here at Keyhole Gallery. I feel exceptionally proud.

We have plenty to still create too!

Thank you to all!

Karen Hanrahan ~ Founder:  Keyhole Gallery.



In a career that has spanned four decades, choreographer Twyla Tharp has collaborated with great musicians, designers, thousands of dancers, and almost a hundred companies. She’s experienced the thrill of shared achievement and has seen what happens when group efforts fizzle. Her professional life has been — and continues to be — one collaboration after another.

In this practical sequel to her national bestseller The Creative Habit, Tharp explains why collaboration is important to her — and can be for you. She shows how to recognize good candidates for partnership and how to build one successfully, and analyzes dysfunctional collaborations. And although this isn’t a book that promises to help you deepen your romantic life, she suggests that the lessons you learn by working together professionally can help you in your personal relationships.

These lessons about planning, listening, organizing, troubleshooting, and using your talents and those of your coworkers to the fullest are not limited to the arts; they are the building blocks of working with others, like if you’re stuck in a 9-to-5 job and have an unhelpful boss.

Tharp sees collaboration as a daily practice, and her book is rich in examples from her career. Starting as a twelve-year-old teaching dance to her brothers in a small town in California and moving through her work as a fledgling choreographer in New York, she learns lessons that have enriched her collaborations with Billy Joel, Jerome Robbins, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Richard Avedon, Milos Forman, Norma Kamali, and Frank Sinatra.

Among the surprising and inspiring points Tharp makes in The Collaborative Habit:

-Nothing forces change more dramatically than a new partnership.

-In a good collaboration, differences between partners mean that one plus one will always equal more than two. A good collaborator is easier to find than a good friend. If you’ve got a true friendship, you want to protect that. To work together is to risk it.

-Everyone who uses e-mail is a virtual collaborator.

-Getting involved with your collaborator’s problems may distract you from your own, but it usually leads to disaster.

-When you have history, you have ghosts. If you’re returning to an old collaboration, begin at the beginning. No evocation of old problems and old solutions.

-Tharp’s conclusion: What we can learn about working creatively and in harmony can trans- form our lives, and our world.

book description source



Gallery Benefit A Success!

Great attendance, art sold, T-Shirts purchased and monies donated for MCATF!

Congratulations Keyhole Gallery your benefit event was a success!!

Artists involved, the exhibitition …a terrific evening for all of downtown.

P.S. and Anne’s dog, I couldn’t resist.

Artists: Anne Scott, Karen Hanrahan, Ron Frazier

images by karen hanrahan


Gallery Showing Benefits AIDS Task Force

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…..

 

Keyhole Gallery Group hosts benefit for McLean County AIDS Task Force

Keyhole Gallery Group will host an Art Show benefit for the McLean County AIDS Task Force April 1 from 4 to 8 p.m., at 313 N. Main St, Bloomington. The group is a collaborative of photographers whose focus is on the artful nude. All proceeds from the sale of art during the evening will be donated to the 17-year-old, all-volunteer service organization. MCATF lost all of its State funding this last year. The organization offers education and  offers support against the spread of HIV/AIDS in McLean County.

The Keyhole Gallery Group show is part of a larger area artists’ showcase sponsored by the Downtown Bloomington Association for the April First Friday event that will feature over 140 artists in 20 plus locations downtown Bloomington.

 

For maps and further information:

http://www.downtownbloomington.org/20/264.html

For information about MCATF, call 309 -827-2437, or stop in at 313 N Main, St., Bloomington.

Keyhole Galleries virtual exhibitions can be viewed at http://www.keyholegallery.wordpress.com

Contact: K a r e n  H a n r a h a n, cell: (708) 482-0678 or e-mail: karenatkeyholegallery@gmail.com

 



 


Participating Writer :: Amelie Saens

Welcome to –Writer Amelie Saens

The nape, exposed, awaiting the kiss of the camera.

Amélie Saens is a multi-disciplinary artist, she derives her love of the arts from an early education in observation. The initial isolation and consequent appreciation for solitude has afforded her a distinct remote view of the world at large.

The formative years often spent in seclusion allowed Amelie a private seat in the social theater of life. She navigates her own ethereal world of sound and vision with sensual ease. Far from being an idealist, she has grown a taste for unflinching realism, language reveals truth among shapes and shades. Textures play against known surfaces and hidden reflexes, all interconnected by emotive content.

As a reclusive artiste, Amelie remains a minimalist in essence, she uses available materials to express her interpretation of natural elements. She sustains faith in her principles of natural order; no material used in her artistic creations has been conventionally obtained. Whether collage, montage or assemblage, painting or sketching the medium is re-purposed, reshaped and anew with an eye to pleasure.

The bare form, the essential offered in simple words printed or murmured, visual, aural or textural, there but for humanity– unveiled.


:

Turning away from the day
She softly sinks into cotton dreams.

A single line follows a curve,
in divine solitary purpose,
along hills and hollows.



February 2011 :: Personal Gallery Additions

These photographers and writers have recently added to their personal galleries!

Anne Scott

Ronald Frazier

Don Bailey

Karen Hanrahan

Gary Melvin


Keyhole Gallery Accepts Area Artist Showcase Invitation

Keyhole Gallery was invited to participate in an Area Artist Showcase.

The event is sponsored by Downtown Bloomington Association

140 artists will display works to be sold.

Keyhole Gallery will be the only representation of nudes.

Our showing will also be a fundraiser for McLean County Aids Task Force.

Artists Participating:

100% of proceeds will be donated.

When: Friday April 1st – 5 – 8 P.M. Saturday April 2nd 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.

Where: McLean County Aids Task Force ~ 313 Main St Bloomington, Illinois


Virtual Exhibition :: High Key

Keyhole Gallery presents:

An artists collective — photographic imagery in high key

( or at least an attempt at high key )

Virtually showing through March 16th, 2011

Thank you to all the contributing Photographers and Writers.

Our chair prop was hand painted by Artist Joann Goetzinger

Request for visitor comments.

All artists find constructive critique a necessity and an integral part of the creative process. Keyhole Gallery kindly requests that visitors to this exhibition take an interactive role by leaving comments about our work. Your input is greatly appreciated.


Images by Photographer Ronald Frazier

shot with a Fuji S9000

The Chair


The Skeleton


Images by Photographer Anne Scott

shot with a ROLLEIFLEX TLR

silver gelatin prints

Images by Photographer Karen Hanrahan

shot with a Canon Power Shot S90

The Chair


The Skeleton

Other by Karen



Virtually participating…

Images by Photographer Don Bailey

shot with a Fuji FinePix S5000, little 3MP point and shoot.

Don defined this image as high contrast

Images by Photographer David From Texas

shot with Canon 50D



Contributing Written Commentary…

Poem written by Gary Melvin

~

houte couture

I wonder when one day

We’ll pocket our passions

They’ll fasten  in look-see neck lockets

Soon it’ll seem right

To wear…She’ll share hers in sunlight

Fashion will see to it  we

Unabashedly

Undress off our soft underthings

And  show  softer

Bold  and  tender

Expressing


Next Event: Photographers Salon March 9th  – Topic : Nudescapes.

Behind the scenes post to follow.


Photographers Studio :: High Key Imagery

Keyhole Gallery, a collaborative of the artful nude is hosting a Photographers Studio

Event: Photographers “Studio”
Theme: High Key  Imagery created in a home made studio
This is a working studio – please bring your own camera
Models will be nude.

When: We Meet Every Second Wednesday
Next: Wednesday – February 9th
Time: 7 – 9
Where:
Ron Frazier’s Home
426 N Linden St – David Davis Neighborhood
Bloomington, IL 61701

RSVP by Monday February 7th –  708.482.0678
try to keep all gallery correspondence at this gmail address:
karenatkeyholegallery at gmail.com
Gallery Notes:

Keyhole Gallery had a showing at the 3rd Annual Nude Exhibition in Jacksonville. on January 22nd
image courtesy of Imagine Arts Foundation

Care to join us?  Details here
Our calendar of events and an exhibition schedule page is up now!
Since our last salon discussion in preparation for this studio
some of us have been practicing!!
ron self portrait
karen taken by anne
anne taken by karen

Keyhole Gallery Participates In Show

Keyhole Gallery is proud to have sent images from three of our photographers Anne Scott, Ronald Frazier and Karen Hanrahan

to

The Imagine Arts Foundation’s

3rd Exhibition Of Nudes

January 22nd from 7-10

at The Asa Talcott House

859 Grove Street

Jacksonville, Illinois

One night only, an exhibition of nude drawings, paintings, sculptures, photography from private collections and available for purchase.

Other artists present include: Renee Healey, John Sies, Mary Tamulty, Sean M. Posey and more ….

image by anne scott


January 2011 :: Personal Gallery Additions

These photographic artists have added MORE to their personal galleries!

Click on the links and scroll to the bottom of their posts to see additional imagery:

Anne Scott

Ron Frazier

Karen Hanrahan

Don Bailey

David From Texas





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