Reflections of a Quiet Time, Photography by Henry Reyna and Brian Wood, will be on display now through July 11, 2012. This exhibition features a series of photographs inspired by the artists’ imagination and strong sense of emotion. The exhibition will be on display at the Andersen Enrichment Center, 120 Ezra Rust, across from Ojibway Island in Saginaw. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Although the images and locations may be familiar, Officer Henry Reyna and reporter Brian Wood aim to present their works in new and striking ways. Both men draw from their imagination and a strong sense of emotion to shoot and create a photographic work that will evoke an emotional response from those viewing their first joint exhibition. Henry says, “Our exciting daytime careers transition to quiet evenings developing art. Our friendship has grown as we discovered that along with exciting daytime careers, we shared a love for photography. Brian has encouraged me and I’ve encouraged him to explore our desire to produce incredible photography and push our abilities.”
Brian is a native of Detroit, Michigan and a graduate of Wayne State University where he received a degree in communications. He worked at a Midland/Odessa, Texas television station before returning to Michigan to take a position as a reporter at WNEM TV5 in Saginaw. Brian’s vivid photography captures Michigan’s natural beauty in the spring, summer and fall, or tells a story of its people and places. When he is not working or shooting, Brain enjoys spending time with his family and especially his nieces and nephew.
Henry has been a police officer in Saginaw County for 27 years and lives in Midland with wife, Lori. He recently took up photography as a hobby and found a love for the camera that has turned into a passion. Henry says, “Selecting just the right places and moments to take a photograph that conveys an emotional response is far more difficult that it appears. It takes vision, along with the tenacity of a hunter, to capture a great photograph.” Creativity runs in the Reyna family, Henry’s oldest son is studying music in Oregon and his youngest photography in Chicago.
Art @ the Andersen is a great opportunity for art lovers to connect with the creativity of the Great Lakes Bay Region. The project was established by the Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission to give area artists the opportunity to showcase their work and introduce the community to the abundant creativity in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Individual pieces on display are available for purchase. Art @ the Andersen is made possible with a grant from the Maxwell K. Pribil Memorial Fund, administered by Citizens Bank Wealth Management, and supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information call the Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission at 989.759.1363.