Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Dec. 20
Night Owls: The Darkroom
Enter the darkroom of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as the Night Owls present a discussion with photographer Omar Lopex.
Focus the lens of your senses on obsolete technologies, strangers, and storytelling. Enjoy a Q&A that develops the lies photographs tell and the real and the pretend of magic, gambling, and life. Listen to the crackling of old jazz records as you insert yourself into a collaborative art project. Take home Polaroids where strangers seem familiar and the emerging images turn fantasy into manifest reality.
In the photographer’s darkroom, as in the Athenaeum, strangers meld together, dipped in the enticing juices of the trade, to develop a night of enchantment and mystery.
Admission to the Night Owls lecture and group art project is free for Night Owls members. Tickets are $5 for Athenaeum members and $10 for arts and music enthusiasts.
- Age limit: 21+
- Cost: Free - $10