Tuesday, June 13 at 7 p.m., Park Art Center, 9 East Park Blvd., Villa Park, Photographer Paul Elledge will be the focus of an Artist Talk about his current exhibit at Park Art Center (PAC), iPhone Once a Day, Everyday. Although this event is free and open to the public, donations are appreciated. EventBrite registration is required.

Live on Facebook, the interview is available for viewing as well as questions and answers. You may also choose to see the video later via the Park Art Center Facebook site. PAC Gallery hours are free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For information call 630-501-1455 or visit parkartcenter.org.

Paul Elledge is a Chicago based photographer with solo exhibitions at a variety of galleries across Chicago, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Photography. The Artist Talk will focus on his creative process and the parameters he established for himself for his iPhone Once a Day, Everyday project; shot only in black and white, in a vertical orientation, edited using only his iPhone’s app, every day since January 1, 2009.

Since that date, Elledge has posted an image from his iPhone to his iphoneonceaday.com website, Facebook and Tumbler every day. The PAC exhibit, iPhone Once a Day, Everyday, is a small representation selected from a photographic documentation of over 3,000 photos. Subjects encompass industrial, architectural, urban, rural and the occasional car or truck. The result is a visual diary of his life, and the exhibit and his Artist Talk allows us to understand the thinking behind this project.

“I am not a writer, thus I have chosen the camera as a tool to create a pictorial diary,” Elledge said. “I photograph every day to capture an image that mirrors an emotion, an experience, or a feeling that illustrates my state of mind for that day.”

The Park Art Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit devoted to fostering the appreciation and expression of the arts among diverse audiences. We are a community-based organization dedicated to providing access to the arts for people of all ages and backgrounds through art education, exhibition, and collaborative projects.

 

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