|Joel Micah Miller, Jim Martin, Edwige Damron, Uka Meissner-deRuiz, Martin Greeson and Jim Palik|
Jim Palik and Uka Meissner-deRuiz were the veterans among us, each of them having over 50 years' experience as a photographer! We hung the show on May 18, 2014, and will take the pictures down a week from today on June 29.
|Jim helped Uka transport her huge pictures|
Bernd Mückenhaupt, also a photographer and member of the Künstlerbund, helped us hang our pictures and by the time I arrived at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning had pasted up the newest poster advertising our show.
|Bernd puts up the billboard announcing our show|
Edwige Damron is the youngest in this group, but she has experience in both the U.S. and in Germany as a professional photographer. Her specialty is newborn photography but she appears to be just as comfortable capturing the beauty of six million year-old rock formations in Arizona.
|Edwige sticks an information tag onto one of her pictures|
Eight in the morning is early, especially on a Sunday. But we all gathered there with our four pictures each and watched the experts hang them high and straight.
|Joel helps align Jim's pictures with his own|
On the opposite wall were Edwige's landscapes from Arizona and Joel's from California.
Martin Greeson, a photographer for the US Army, showed his four images up at the stage, including one ingeniously hung picture of ducks and their reflection in the water. Viewers could actually rotate the image 180° to see what it looked like upside-down.
|Jim Palik and Martin Greeson talk after the hanging.|
We were graced with the presence of over 100 visitors the evening of the opening and there were probably thousands more who came in to appreciate the show in one of Stuttgart's best locations for showing art.
If you haven't had a chance to see the show yet, hurry up! BTW, the art is for sale.