Academy Fine Arts Teacher to Hold
Photography Show at Catamount Arts
Rosie Prevost, Fine Arts department chair at St. Johnsbury Academy and photography instructor, will hold a show at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury from May 3 to 31. Entitled “Landscapes”, the exhibition features landscape photographs from here at home and Prevost’s recent travel to New Zealand, Alaska, North Carolina, Montana, and Maine.
“I have been fortunate, in the last few years, to have done some traveling. It’s always thrilling to me, the visual delight of seeing a new place for the first time,” says Prevost. “People who travel with me know that I usually have no idea where I actually am because all of my attention is on the nature of the landscape in front of me. My intention with these landscapes was to capture a sense of the grace for each particular place.”
Prevost is a professional photographer who began her career in the commercial field. She has operated her own studio Woodside Photography, since 1992 and is a supporter of Catamount Arts in St Johnsbury. She was a member of the 215 College Gallery in Burlington, Vermont from its inception in 2005 to its closing in 2011.
Prevost is Fine Arts Department Chair at St. Johnsbury Academy where she teaches photographic principles, visual literacy, and critique rooted in traditional silver-based materials and processes. Returning to her own photographic origin, she works strictly with black and white film, processing and printing all of her images in the darkroom.
“Making images has been a part of my life for a long time and I remain intrigued and engaged with the power and implication of isolating a moment of time and the magical alchemy of handcrafting prints in the darkroom,” she says. “Currently, I’m working with several formats: Hasselblad X-pan, a 645 medium format Mamiya, and Holga cameras. At the moment my lens gravitates to the landscape and place.”
Rosie studied photography at Endicott College and received her BA from Vermont College. She has taught at the Academy since 2001, and resides in St. Johnsbury with her husband and two sons.
Profits from the May show will go to a student scholarship fund for the 2014 St. Johnsbury Academy New Zealand trip. Prevost recently returned from backpacking in New Zealand with St. Johnsbury Academy Outing Club students and faculty.Catamount Arts is located on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. Go to www.catamountarts.com.