NEW Photography Exhibit

Larry Ponsford, a Washington architect and urban designer, will host the opening reception for an exhibition of his photographs on Sunday, November 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Modern Times Coffeehouse. The show will run from November 27th to January 30th, 2010. The reception is free and open to the public and refreshments will be provided.

Mr. Ponsford has chosen 22 images from his career archive of some 8000 photos, many taken to help him teach architecture, and later to document certain aspects of his extensive travels. More and more, his photos allow—even suggest—a wide range interpretations by both the photographer and the viewers.

The theme of this show is “Looking Up”. Mr. Ponsford demonstrates how, in an image-oversaturated world, we select what our eye will record: we routinely focus on the thin layer of world between our feet and our head, blithely ignoring whatever wonders, surprises or delights may be “soaring” just overhead. A Japanese proverb says, “Looking up knows no boundaries”.

Closing Art Reception (No wi-fi)

Join us for a closing reception with the current featured artist Tuesday, Nov. 24th at 8pm. Please note that the wireless internet access will be turned off at 8pm to accommodate the artist and guests.

About the artist:
Nebahat Noyan was born in a small coastal town near the Black Sea in Turkey. Her first drawing experience was with chalk, drawing rectangles of hopscotch - although her later works did not reflect any form of cubism influence, but some raw sketches.

Neba's pursuit of art, primarily drawing and painting, emerged mostly through disciplined individual study. She attended the Istanbul Art Academy for a short period. She has shown her art at student group shows in Istanbul, Unlikely Stories Magazine, and the District of Columbia's Artomatic 2008. She has also published poetry in Objet d'Art Magazine. Neba lives in DC, and works at an organization that specializes in local economic development nationwide.

All pieces are available for sale by the artist.