Light and Dark - September 2021 Exhibit

Light and Dark - September 2021 Exhibit

Noble Street by Kris Kelley

A judged exhibition with divisions for Photography and Fine Arts and Crafts.

Images illustrating the effect of dark and light are pervasive in our everyday environment: the light cresting over a hillside at sunrise, the darkness beginning to penetrate the atmosphere when storm clouds gather and hover low over the earth, a dark shadow created by the light hitting the angle of a building mid-morning or late afternoon. Although darkness is the absence of visible light, both light and dark are not without color, and the color is more noticeable, ironically, on a cloudy day.

What is your interpretation or expression of light and dark? RiverArts invited artists in all media to explore light and dark in all its infinite shapes, images and dimensions, literally or imaginatively. 

Exhibition Dates: September 3 – September 26, 2021    

Pick Up: Sunday, September 26, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Monday, September 27, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Kris Kelley, Curator

A native of Chestertown and the Eastern Shore, Kris Kelley Majors is an artist and arts educator based in Philadelphia, PA. Kris earned her B.A. at Washington College in Psychology and Studio Art. She moved to Philadelphia to pursue her Master’s of Fine Art and Certificate in Teaching at Temple University, and since graduating has taught art and photography in both Undergraduate and Continuing Education program. In addition to documenting her own fine art, Kris has documented the work of dozens of other artists for catalogs, auctions, web, and print. Click Here for more info about Kris

Websites: Kris Kelley Photography


Meet the Judges:

Daniel Kraus, Photography

Daniel Seth Kraus‘s work blends historical research with photography to deepen our understanding of people, places, and how they combine to create a culture. In practice, Kraus strives to create work which is informed and empathetic towards the subjects and his viewers. While maintaining his own artistic practice, Kraus is also working in collaboration with Byron Wolfe on two extremely rare microphotographs made by two 19th century photographers, the Langenheim brothers. Daniel lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in photography, the history of photography, video, and web-art at Tyler School of Art & Architecture, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, and the University of the Arts.
Click Here for Daniel full CV

Rodney Pratt, Fine Art & Craft

We welcome back Rodney Pratt who did an outstanding job judging Paint the Town Plus in June. Rodney has been in the Art and Framing industry for over 20 years, has run his own art gallery and framing business for 15 years and is an experienced judge of art for all types of events. He has a wealth of knowledge and appreciation from the many artists and art teachers he has known, worked with and learned from across many states. He currently operates out of Opera House Arts and Antiques in Old Newcastle. DE.
Rodney Pratt Framing & Gallery at Opera House Arts & Antiques

We welcome donations to support our mission: Growing community, creativity, and connection through the Arts, and invite artists, art lovers, and the art-curious to become RiverArts members.

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We look forward to seeing your work!

Registration Info

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