Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Passages Gallery



Rosita owns Passages Gallery on Whitney Street in Hartford.  Passages offers custom framing, artwork and gifts, primarily African, Caribbean and African American.

Yvonne was a hostess at an art opening reception when I visited.

The reception was for paintings by Georges Annan Kingsley, a recent immigrant from Ivory Coast.   Kingsley's paintings are quite varied, from abstract to figurative, but always colorful.


23 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Your portraits are magnificent Jack.

Stefan Jansson said...

Fine portraits.

JM said...

You are so good at portraits! These are fantastic. Portraits on my blog today too, but quite different! :-)

Kate said...

Art work from these areas tend to be colorful and joyful to the eye. Great portraits; isn't it wonderful when people enjoy being photographed. . . or at least, respond in a positive way to our requests!

Tanya Breese said...

wonderful portraits! i love that first lady's eyes!

Lynette said...

Jack, you must instantly put your portrait subjects at ease. Instantly! Their eyes are filled with trust that you will take a wonderful photo. I am always so happy when you have new ones to share with us. Thanks!

Sharon said...

Stunning portraits Jack. You have a real talent for this.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with the others, Jack, your portraits are fantastic and you do have a wonderful talent for them. These are superb!! All of your photography gets better by the day!! Thanks for sharing, hope your week is going well!!

Mersad said...

I love how you take the ordinary and present it in a beautiful way. Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope to see you again there soon.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

VP said...

I really like the portraits, now show us the paintings...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is one very cool lens Jack, tres joli portraits.

Kay said...

These are so nicely done. Rosita's eyes are so striking. And I like how you've, uhm, framed each of your subjects. Inspired by the setting, perhaps?

Taken For Granted said...

Jack your portraits are stunning. I see you are a patron of the arts. Good for you! Looks like you have a lively local art scene.

Thank you for your comment on my blog today. You got me to thinking and I provided an answer which is probably too long.

jennyfreckles said...

Wonderful strong faces. Your portraits get better and better.

William Kendall said...

Great portraits, Jack!

RedPat said...

King of portraits now too? :-)) They are quite good, Jack!!

Michelle said...

You are becoming a portrait master.

LONDONLULU said...

Love these terrific portraits, you manage to catch a certain openness in their expressions - really wonderful (please tell us how you do it:).

Virginia said...

Three beautiful portraits Jack. You give us the flavor of this event.
V

Randy said...

I agree these are magnificent.

Andy said...

Great photos Jack. You really have portrait photography down to a knack.

Amy B Mel. said...

Love how you captured sweet Rosita's eyes....lovely

Bob Crowe said...

Jack, these are knockouts. The first and third are just terrific.