Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Artist Portrait Project by Jennifer Spencer

by Patricia Frischer

Jennifer Spencer photo by Pasha Turley
(Other photos by Patricia Frischer)

Jennifer Spencer signing her books. 

The Artist Portrait Project by Jennifer Spencer is launched at Warwick's bookstore (7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla,92037) on July 19th with a little reception at 7:30 pm. This is a photographic memoir of portrait sessions with 50 San Diego Artists with included a presentation and a book signing by the author.

A large crowd turned out for this artists re-union to celebrate the launch of this book which has been in the making for several years. Many of the 50 artists were present and so not only did Jennifer Spencer sign the book, but autographs were collected in the time following a short presentation by the author. 

Jennifer Spencer, through her dedicated work with the umbrella arts organization COVA, is beloved by many San Diego Artists.  These artists make up the bulk of the portraits in this book and what is interesting is how she has continued to learn about and support them. This is shown not only in the words that accompany the images, but in the images themselves. They tell us more than words could ever express.  She has caught a mood of a time and so these photographs, which are works of art themselves, will also be an important historical record of this visual arts community.

Jeffery Laudenslager

Deanne Sabeck

Ann Mudge

Nilly Gill

Helen Redman

Becky Guttin

Ric Todd

Pasha Turley
Joseph Bennett

The large crowd all holding up books that they bought on the night!

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