Acclaimed photographic artist and art professor Colby Caldwell will present a program on his career and work at the North and South Mills River Community Center, Sunday, February 25 at 3:00pm. The program is free and open to the public.
Colby grew up in Mills River next door to his Grandfather, legendary hunter and fisherman, Levi Haynes. Colby’s boyhood outdoor experiences with Levi became major influences in his career in photographic and digital arts. One of Colby’s early mixed media projects involved lifting individual frames from his Granddad’s old eight millimeter hunting movies and combining them with sound recordings of Levi recalling stories for his grandson on camping trips. This project has been exhibited in New York and San Francisco. Colby’s work was also featured in an international cultural exchange program with Lithuania.
Following several years as Associate Professor of Art at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Colby Caldwell returned to Asheville, where he is director and co-founder of REVOLVE, an art/think space in the River District. He continues to explore dialogue between the natural and digital worlds in photographic arts. His work is represented by Hemphill in Washington, DC, and by Tracey Morgan Gallery in Asheville.