Gallery Opening: Cityscapes and Landscapes

Artists: The Fine Grain Group
Dates: April 1-May 27, 2011
Reception: April 1, 2011 from 5-8 p.m

Rocky Mountain School of Photography (RMSP) Gallery is delighted to announce the opening of the upcoming exhibit, Cityscapes and Landscapes by the Fine Grain Group of Missoula, Montana. This is a juried collection of color and black & white photographs dedicated to the memory of long-time member Dick Loepp.

The Fine Grain Photography Group has been in existence for over thirty years and is an association of local enthusiasts. It was first organized in the late 1970s by six students of accomplished photographer, the late Lee Nye, while he was teaching a series of photography courses at the University of Montana. Nye was the inspiration for founding the Fine Grain Group and served as mentor until 1991, when he became unable to continue due to ill health. RMSP founder/owner Neil Chaput de Saintonge then assumed the role of mentor and group leader in 1991, and for twenty years has provided advice, support, friendship and critical but constructive critiques of their monthly photography assignments.

Cityscapes and Landscapes will open Friday, April 1, 2011 at Rocky Mountain School of Photography Gallery located at 216 N. Higgins Avenue in downtown Missoula. Some of the artists will be present at the opening, which runs from 5 to 8 p.m.