Art group selects local photographer for show |

Art group selects local photographer for show

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Special to the Daily/Raymond BleeszEggs, Berkshire, Mass., by Raymond Bleesz, was recently taken on a back road in the Berkshires while the photographer visited family members on a vacation. The stand-along-the-road refrigerator, where people paid for fresh eggs on an honor system, depicts Yankee honesty, ingenuity, irony and the isolation that rural New England offers, Bleesz said.

SINGLETREE – Denver’s Working With Artists organization has selected three photographs created by Singletree fine-arts photographer Raymond A. Bleesz for the upcoming holiday show “Anything but Middle.” It is a black-and-white-photographs-only show juried by Gary Emrich of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

“Anything but Middle,” according to Emrich, is a show where content is as important as technique. The emphasis, Emrich said, is on striving to stay away from the mediocre or “middle ground” and to demonstrate vision and virtuosity in black-and-white photography. The show, appearing at Working With Artists’ gallery in Lakewood, has an opening reception Dec. 9 from 5-9 p.m.

Bleesz’s silver gelatin archival processed photographs have never been submitted nor exhibited prior to this show. Working With Artists is a gallery, workshop, classroom and nonprofit organization offering an environment focused upon the photographic arts. The organization’s mission is to inspire and support professional artists and aspiring artists in photography. For more information, call 303-837-1341 or log on to

Bleesz can be reached at 926-5424 for a private viewing of his portfolio, or other images can be seen at Brush Creek Dry Goods at the Riverwalk in Edwards. Call 926-9182 for more information, or log on to

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