Capturing Community

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Capturing Community
March 3- April 22, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, March 3, 6-8pm
Milton Art Center

The Milton Art Center announces the exhibition, “Capturing Community,” featuring three Milton residents and photographers, John Gillooly, Jessica Haynes McDaniel, and Deborah Milbauer, who share a passion for capturing everyday moments, relationships and events in our town, Milton.

The opening reception is a First Friday event, Friday, March 3, 6-8pm, a free and family friendly monthly event of art, music and culture. The reception will include music performances by Kevin Dambruch / Phusana ambient instrumentals with refreshments and a cash bar.

John Gillooly is a commercial photographer who has been fortunate to capture some amazing locations and events from the Sydney Olympic Games to Super Bowls, World Series and World Cups. John has been a professional photographer since 1997, his business, Professional Event Images, has clients that range from Mastercard, IBM, BMW, Lexus and many universities and private schools. It was a profession he understood as he grew up watching his own father who was a professional photographer. John lives in Milton with his wife, Jessica Gillooly, an art teacher at Tucker School and swim coach at Milton High School and their two children, Rose and John. John has captured many on going personal projects in Milton such as the recent Milton High football team Super Bowl journey and the growing families on Meredith Circle that his family calls home.

Jess McDaniel is with you for life as she documents newborns and growing families as they progress through milestones up to senior year and on. For over 20 years she has won awards in her business, Boston Baby Photos. Jessica Haynes McDaniel grew up in Milton, went to Glover School and is happy to be in Milton with her two daughters, Annie and Sadie, often the focus of her work, with her husband Evan McDaniel. It took Jess McDaniel over two years to complete her Milton Front Step Project, a pandemic community family portrait project. As everyone else was staying indoors, Jess was out, photographing 109 families on their front steps and donated the proceeds to the Milton Art Center.

Deborah Milbauer’s interest lies in understanding the meaning of community in a demographically changing society. “Photos provide such a simple way to prompt reflection,” says Milbauer. She counts herself lucky that she and her family, Bailey, Ruby, and her husband, Corey Dolgon, were fortunate to have moved to Milton over 20 years ago. Deborah has photographed families in her projects the Changing Face of Milton and the Milton Family Portrait Project, which documents Milton’s progression of change.

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