No shooter, no shot: The abstract nature photography of R. K. Dickson

The 10,000 miles, the 1,000 compositions — brutally whittled down to the 39 that constituted the exhibit — and the subsequent month and a half in the dark room were all components of a larger sabbatical experiment proposed by Dickson to explore how creativity works and how these findings can be implemented into Wilson College’s fledgling MFA program. But for Dickson, it was also personal: “I wanted to see if I could be a photographer again.” Continue reading No shooter, no shot: The abstract nature photography of R. K. Dickson

The ‘Audacity’ of Beck Metzbower: The entrepreneurial spirit driving the fine arts in Chambersburg

Metzbower creates sculptures out of paint. Sometimes as petal-like swirls that swell like multi-colored waves that are forever cresting but never breaking; other times as repeating patterns or lines that rise outward from the canvas into the room. Many painters study for years to create the impression of depth. Metzbower’s pieces have literal depth. Continue reading The ‘Audacity’ of Beck Metzbower: The entrepreneurial spirit driving the fine arts in Chambersburg