The Romano Gallery of Blair Academy will host an artist’s talk by photographer Carlos Alejandro Oct. 13. Open to the public, the presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
Based in Yorklyn, Delaware, Alejandro began his career as commercial and fine-art photographer almost four decades ago. His current exhibit, which runs through Oct. 14 at the Romano Gallery, is titled “Community Figures,” and focuses on the bonds between humanity.
“The purpose more than anything, is to show a community that its connections are what matter most,” Alejandro said.
In his commercial art projects, Alejandro said he works with each client to understand their market and audience. His clients include Citibank, DuPont, Goldman Sachs, Adidas and National Geographic.
“I then work with the subject, the look and the composition” to produce the final look, he said.
“My emphasis on integrating the visual, verbal and strategic positioning of a project into the final images has earned recognition from local, regional and national art director’s club,” Alejandro added.
A classically trained musician, Alejandro is a founding member of the annual Yorklyn Storytelling Festival and the Cab Calloway Summer School of the Arts in Delaware, and he currently serves as executive director of the Cab Calloway Foundation, a nonprofit that uses summer and after-school programs to expose children to music and the fine arts.
Joe Phalon, Contributing Writer
Joe was lured out of retirement by the opportunity to be a part of the Ridge View Echo. During a decades-long career in publishing and journalism, he has covered government on many levels from local school boards to the United States Supreme Court.
Along the way, Joe has worked at American Lawyer Magazine, The National Law Journal and The Record among other publications, and as the Press Officer of Columbia Law School. His work has been recognized with several first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the New Jersey Press Association.
Being part of the Ridge View Echo brings Joe back to his roots and the kind of news coverage he loves: Telling the stories of people and local communities as well as keeping an eye on how their money is spent by their government officials.
Joe lives in Blairstown with his wife Rose, the founder of Quilting for a Cause, and their two wiener dogs. He is an artist in his spare time.