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Shaw / Richards / Tworek / Van Hoose Photography Exhibit Opening Reception @ ART247

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


bought a camera with his very first paycheck.  After taking a long hiatus the majority of his work has been used in the illustration of several books.  Presently Shaw’s focus is on historic locations and Gothic subjects.

started serious photography in 2011 as an escape from her own personal chaos and a documentation of that escape through her “daydreams.” As she evolved she began shooting for others- weddings, headshots, candids, street photography, concert photography, etc. Richards is a published photographer with works such as Astrophotography piece: “The Transit of Venus” published on CNN. Richards is further published with various smaller print and online publications. Though she finds much enjoyment in immortalizing others’ memories, her heart stays with capturing nature and the beauty that can be found in quietly observing.  

lives in Edinboro PA but is originally from Buffalo. He started in 2018 with his journey into photography as an outlet for creativity and stress relief.  His job in sales affords him the opportunity to travel and find new places to explore. His camera is always in his car.

Tworek enjoys landscape, nature, and still life photography. He is looking to broaden his horizon into the genre of Astrophotography.
Tworek also enjoys hiking, skiing, cooking, concerts and live theater, which he enjoys with his daughter Emily.  He is also a paranormal investigator with Buffalo Phantom Hunters and ParaNiagara.   

HEATHER VAN HOOSE is a local photographer, artist, and Art Gallery Director in Niagara County, NY. She studied Architecture and Film Photography at Williamsville East High School and attended Syracuse University School of Architecture. Van Hoose studied Architecture, Psychology, and Sociology with a focus on how built Environments affect human behavior, and how human behavior can shape built environments.

Van Hoose has been a contributing photojournalist to the Buffalo News, Niagara Gazette, Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, Medina Journal Register, Tonawanda News, East Niagara Post, and the Associated Press. She has further taught Digital Photography at Alden High School through the Erie 1 BOCES Arts in Education, Resident Artist Program, as well as private instruction in Photography.

Van Hoose’s artistic development is in watercolor, gouache, oil-sticks, charcoal, acrylic, drawing, computer aided drawing/drafting, graphic design, website design, and photography. She has been shooting photography since early childhood, initially starting in film and ultimately transitioning to digital, with a focus on HDR photographic techniques, Landscapes, Photojournalism, and Urban Decay.


June 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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