Date: April 11, 2014 Contact: Sue Haley, 508-255-3421
The Art of Seeing, the fine art photography of Ronald Wilson, is the featured work for May as part of Cape Cod National Seashore's exhibition Perspective Series, Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore Through Art.
"The art of seeing" says Mr. Wilson, "is the active process of observing the world around us, with deliberate thoughtfulness." The close contact with nature that photography affords him makes him intimately aware of the expressive power of the various landscapes he photographs. This intimacy and awareness is clearly conveyed in his impressive work on exhibit in May at Cape Cod National Seashore's Salt Pond Visitor Center.
Ronald Wilson has spent nearly 30 years self employed as a photographer with a focus on coastal New England. For many years he worked with large format cameras producing exhibition quality Cibachrome prints, but changing with the times now uses a digital camera and produces digital fine art photographs in his studio/gallery in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mr. Wilson has exhibited one-person shows regularly throughout New England, including at the Cape Museum of Fine Arts in Dennis in 2004. In 2012, he won "Best in Photography,""Best in Show," and "First in Photography"honors on four occasions in juried shows around New England.
For his "Art of Seeing" exhibition, Mr. Wilson reflects on the words of Henry David Thoreau, "The question is not what you look at, but what you see."
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open from 9 AM to 4:30 PMand staff is available to assist with activity planning. Stop by and visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh and shop in the gift store featuring interpretive items such as books, maps, puzzles, apparel, and games. For more information about the seashore's programs, visit the park website atwww.nps.gov/caco.
Did You Know?
Most of the cattails on Cape Cod are an exotic, invasive species. While Typha latifolia (common cattail) is native, Typha angustifolia (narrowleaf cattail) is a Eurasian plant that is believed to have been brought to North America by the early colonists.