Learn about photography with Stewart McHenry!
Stewart was born and raised in Chicago where he received an undergraduate education in art history at the University of Chicago. Studio art classes, at the U. of C. were with teachers from the Art Institute of Chicago. His life did not follow a straight line from childhood to the present day as a photographer and artist. He made several digressions along the way. Traveling and attending schools in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa proved inspirational and very stimulating and the source of many of his photographs. The medium primarily used and enjoyed by Stewart is collage, sculptured 3D photography. His works inevitably come from a feeling of fun, joy and playfulness. Working with patterns of space, depth and design he smiles with the creation and feeling of movement. Playing with empty space is another great delight for him. His works often play with simple curves or liner geometry but on other occasions they are flamboyant, curvy luxuriant and complex.
Vermont Spring Open Studio Weekend is a statewide celebration of the visual arts and the creative process in which Vermont artists and craftspeople invite the public to visit them in their studios. The Vermont Crafts Council launched Open Studio Weekend in 1993 as a way to increase the visibility of artists and craftspeople in Vermont. The event's goal is to foster an appreciation for the creative process and the role that artists and craftspeople play in the vitality of Vermont's communities.
The photo pictured is "Greek Village Off the Peloponnesus," by Stewart McHenry.