Thursday, February 27, 2014

Raymond Elstad at the Encinitas Liabrary

Seduced by Dance: Photography  by Raymond Elstad (Encinitas Library 540 Cornish Drive Encinitas, 92024) This exhibition of color and black and white photos covers a range of local dance companies in San Diego. Show runs until April 13th.  Opening Reception: Sunday, March 9th 2014 1pm-4pm More info: 760-943-7496

The Encinitas Library has never looked better. The black frames with white mounts set the work of Raymond Elstad off perfectly and the quiet presentation does not have to fight with the clutter in the room. This very impressive body of work which covers a range of local dance companies is outstanding because it not only illustrates the work of these talented performers but it is also fine art.. Elstad brings out the best from the dancers and then sets them off in subtle but controlled ways that enhance the postures. His lighting skills are particularly professional as befits an artist who is also a teacher and gives workshops in this area. Watch for his next series of photos taken on walks wit his wife Rosemary KimBal mainly in Encinitas, Leucadia and Cardiff by the Sea. 

There are four dancers in this photo, can you find them all?

With added Zen Brush Painting by Rosemary KimBall

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