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Come Watch Us Create!

Open studio and workshops with Douglas MacLellan & Mary Jo Mullins for a whole week in June!! Drop In, visit with us and enjoy what we are up to!! If you are lucky, you can enjoy some yummies with us from Cafe Amor as well!

We will be busy at work in the studio:

* Working with photos & video from our Stone & Sky Residency on Pelee Island last August
* Marketing our Gathering for June 14th, 2022
* Building our Gallery
* Curating and selecting fresh photos from our Photodance Workshops during the week

What is a Photodance Workshop??

Come find out! Just watch, Just dance, Just take will be fun!!

Meet us at 2034 Ottawa St. for the workshops at the scheduled time to participate.

See our schedule of events below:

Wednesday, 8 June

9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Studio Drop In
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Photodance Workshop

Thursday, 9 June

12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Studio Drop In
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Photodance Workshop

Friday, 10 June

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Studio Drop In
4:00 to 6:00 pm.
Photodance Workshop

Saturday, 11 June

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Studio Drop In
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Photodance Workshop

Sunday, 12 June

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Photodance Workshop
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Studio Drop In

Monday, 13 June

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Photodance Workshop
12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Studio Drop In

Tuesday, 14 June

9:00 am to 6:00 pm
All Day Drop In
6:00 pm.

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Douglas MacLellan is a mid career photographer based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He has been an independent contractor for thirty four years. He studied photography at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. Workshops by Larry Towell (1997) and David Alan Harvey (2008, 2010) influenced his career in terms of photography and sequencing long form documentary projects. Early in his career he was official photographer for Hockey of Fame and Museum and Toronto International Film Festival. In the mid 2000’s he was the
staff photographer at University of Windsor and completed extensive work in four African countries. MacLellan intends to continue documenting people who are similar to and different from him in his familiar “what it is” style with an eye to creating useful and helpfulimages in a positive, innovative way.



Statement by Douglas MacLellan
Final Photodance Selection by Douglas MacLellan & Mary Jo Mullins

We started a dance movement and photography collaboration last September at the Stone and Sky artist residency on Pelee Island. We were interested in seeking change and trying new ideas. The Stone and Sky residency went well as you may have seen from the six large photographic prints on display at 2034 Ottawa Street.

We decided to continue developing our ideas this month with a twist---invite the public to watch how we do our work, specifically our process. We discovered the choreography and photography process is quite similar---a lot of work is produced then discussed. A decision is made to try something new or to build on an idea. A large body of work is built after reflection and focus.

Peeks into Process shows the gallery viewer the photographic process of selecting prints from a large number of digital images, winnowing those down to a more tightly edited selection and then choosing one image to be made into a large print. This useful process is applicable to many other disciplines.

We are late career artists working in fast changing times. We want to experiment with social media in an effort to build a larger audience. We also want to break old professional habits by daring to make mistakes and discovering new ideas. We added a third person---another dancer, who changed the dynamics for the better, we think.

We practice art because we need to create and express ourselves. While the viewer sees photographic images, they don’t see or hear our personal discussions about ours lives as artists, where our art is headed, and the toll of daily life specifically family duties and financial obligations.

We enjoyed several engaging thought provoking ideas from fellow artists who
dropped in. We shared ideas, had many disagreements, and got the thing done---something that
always brings satisfaction.

Dancer Participants: Louise Paquette & Mary Jo Mullins

Photographer Participants: Douglas MacLellan & Mary Jo Mullins

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