Photography: Evolution of Ideas
Join us as Marianne Woodside shares her photographs each illustrative of specific subjects, techniques, and creative contexts of her photography. She will introduce topics that include photographing glass, manipulating images, and capturing images during travel. She will also discuss learning in a workshop setting, establishing a body of work (e.g. home place, wildlife, and birds), and establishing partnerships.
Marianne is known for her use of color and light, and her emphasis on creative approaches to digital photography. Embedded throughout the presentation will be themes of surprise, joy, creativity, and learning as Marianne traces the evolution of her work from its beginning to the present date.
About the Artist: Marianne Woodside spent her early years in Orange, Texas. At the age of 17, she moved with her family to Kuwait City graduating from the International School of Kuwait in 1966. She then left to attend college at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Subsequently, she earned a a Masters in Counseling and Curriculum Studies at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She then moved to Blacksburg, Virginia where she studied Counselor Education and graduated with an Ed.D. in 1974. Marianne’s long professional career has included professorships in Teacher Education, Human Services, and Counselor Education at Virginia Tech, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
It was during Marianne’s years in Wyoming that she developed an interest in photography. There, she developed a love for the wide-open spaces of the plains and the rugged Rocky Mountain vistas. After her move to Knoxville about 10 years ago, she was mystified as to how to photograph the flora and fauna of East Tennessee, especially the dense wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains. Today the perplexity has turned to a deep appreciation of the East Tennessee landscape and the photographic opportunities it offers. Travel to Central America, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Iceland have offered additional opportunities to capture exotic photographs beyond her daily experiences. More recently, an interest in photographing glass has provided Marianne another way of expressing the relationship between man-made objects, nature, light, and color.
Artist Website: mariannewoodsidephotography.com