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Edwards photographer joins Denver show

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Raymond Bleesz's "Joe Berry, Christian Cowboy, Prague, Oklahoma" will be featured at the exhibition "Mask: A Portrait Show."

CapturedWhat: “Mask: A Portrait Show” photography exhibit.When: Reception from 5-9 p.m. today.

Where: With Artists Gallery in Lakewood.Information: Exhibition ends Dec. 3. Call 303-837-1341.

EDWARDS – Raymond Bleesz, an Edwards-based documentary photographer, will show his image “Joe Berry, Christian Cowboy, Prague, Oklahoma” as part of the exhibition titled “Mask: A Portrait Show.” Photos were chosen by Grant Leighton, a Denver portrait photographer and instructor who once served as famed photographer Richard Avedon’s assistant.Bleesz photographed cowboy Joe Berry in Georgetown in March 1987. Berry was essentially a drifter holed up in a city park while looking for work further west. Bleesz put up the cowboy for the night, fed him and made arrangements for employment at a local dude ranch in return for a portrait session. The resulting print was also selected for exhibition at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.”Mask: A Portrait Show” has an opening reception today from 5-9 p.m. at the Working With Artists Gallery in Lakewood. The exhibition ends on Dec. 3. For more information, call 303-837-1341 or visit http://www.workingwithartists.org.

Arts & Entertainment writer Ted Alvarez can be reached at 748-2939 or talvarez@vaildaily.com.Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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