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October 19, 2018
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Details:
The mobile photo studio will be parked in the South Parking Lot all day.
Artesia Public Library Parking Lot
205 W. Quay Ave.
Artesia, NM 88210
This event is free and open to the public.
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Library -- Free Portraits by AXLE Contemporary

Friday, October 19, 2018

Visitors bring a small object of personal significance, and enter the mobile studio and sit for a black and white photo portrait while holding the object. The objects brought are as diverse as the participants. Objects have included car keys, photos of loved ones on cell phones, artworks, tools, books, food, toys, and vintage collectibles. Three copies of each portrait are immediately printed with the gallery’s solar-powered printer. One is given to the participant, another is pasted to the exterior of the vehicle, creating a mobile and growing exhibition throughout the span of the project. The third print will later be included in an exhibition in a regional museum or art center. At the close of the project Axle Contemporary Press will publish a book containing all of the portraits, and one image on the cover blending all off the hundreds of portraits into one face, representing the entirety of the community of participants.