BRATTLEBORO – “Art is for everyone.” This is the credo of the In-Sight photography project, which invites the public to participate in its annual benefit auction and to celebrate In-Sight’s 30th anniversary.
On Friday, September 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., during Gallery Walk, the annual In-Sight Photography Exhibition and Benefit Auction will open with a reception and gallery tour.
In-Sight welcomes everyone to its home at 183 Main Street to view a curated selection of auction and student artwork.
Founded in 1992, In-Sight Photography Project has always offered courses to young people, regardless of their financial situation.
“Over the decades, our cameras, techniques and location have changed, but In-Sight’s mission, values and results have remained constant,” the board members said in a press release. . “The In-Sight Benefit Auction ensures that we can stay true to our founding and fundamental value that financial means should not limit access to the arts.”
Auctions are online at insightphotography.org/auction22 the whole month of September. Over 100 photographic prints and books were donated by local, national and international artists as well as In-Sight alumni, staff and volunteers. The subject, media and photographic techniques vary widely, as does the price range.
The auction closes on October 1 to coincide with a community celebration of In-Sight’s 30th anniversary at Next Stage Arts in Putney. In-Sight will commemorate the young people who brought it to life as they learned about themselves, their culture and their community through the lens of photography.
Through the generosity of their Board of Directors, the community of Brattleboro and beyond, In-Sight has always provided lessons and equipment to young people, nurturing their personal voice and creative vision through the photographic arts. . Over the past year, 86% of their students have accessed In-Sight programs through their scholarship fund.