Trescher’s work featured in Dowagiac art show

Published 3:16 pm Wednesday, May 26, 2004

By Staff
NILES -- Dowagiac Art Guild's Rose Gallery, 223 1/2 S Front St., presents a new show, "Focus," May 25 through June 26, exhibiting fine art photography by three individuals who excel in their field.
Douglas Matthews, a lifelong Michigan resident, moved to Dowagiac in 1962. He began his love of photography at an early age as his father was an avid photographer.
Doug's first camera was a box camera. Today he uses digital equipment to immortalize his floral compositions, although he has used other subjects to pursue his love of fine art photography. His lenses always return to his first love, capturing the beauty of flowers.
Harry Trescher has been a resident of the Niles-Buchanan area since 1953. He began his career as a staff photographer for the Niles Daily Star.
For more than 50 years Harry has been photographing and chronicling the Four Flags region. His award-winning photography has transformed the people and geography of this region and around the world into a photographic art form that touches the viewer and stirs emotions.
Ellen Ridenour of Elkhart, Ind., includes in her artistic works documentaries of the lives of the homeless across America, the elderly in their daily lives, sites along Route 66, whimsical compositions depicting housewives in curlers and housecoats -- everything, from the ordinary to the odd.
Her art photography depicts the simple celebration of life, "as is," in America.
There will be a reception for the artists from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 5. This will be a chance to meet these talented artists and to discuss their artistic works with them.
There is never an admission fee at the gallery, though donations are always welcome.
Feel free to visit the gallery any time Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dowagiac Art Guild pledges to continue to bring wonderful art and artists to the area as a gift to its community that has supported the Art Guild, both financially and emotionally, since 1963.
For information regarding classes in watercolor, oil and drawing, information on exhibitions or memberships phone 782-1718 or visit the Web site