Exhibition: Divergent Visions
May 20–June 14, 2017

Three students join Art School faculty instructor Allan Pierce in exhibiting photographs at the Gallery at Ludwig Framemakers in Wilton Manors. The show, entitled Divergent Visions, is on view May 20–June 14, 2017 and the artists' reception is on Saturday, May 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

About the Artists:

Kent Burkhardsmeier lives in Deerfield Beach and his photography has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Crest Galleries, Boca Raton Museum School, and Broward Art Guild Galleries) and internationally (UNEAC Santiago de Cuba). Kent’s project, “Cinco Hojas: The Experience of a Cuban Cigar, in Cuba” was published by LensWork Publishing as the lead series in the book “Seeing in SIXES.” His work has been recognized internationally (International Photography Awards – Family of Man, Black & White Spider Awards, International Color Awards,) and locally. His work on view, Passing Through, explores the transition between fog and nature – offering a tempting glimpse beyond

Karen Hanley Colbert lives in Delray Beach and is an internationally published and award-winning photographer. Her work has gained broad recognition in magazines and competitions including Black & White Magazine, Artblend Magazine and the Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA-London, UK); PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3); International Color Awards and the Black & White Spider Awards. In South Florida, her images have been exhibited at Palm Beach International Airport; Palm Beach Photographic Museum; Cultural Council of Palm Beach; Cornell Museum; Old School Square Gallery; Boca Raton Museum of Art; Artblend, ArtServe and Broward Art Guild Galleries and in Art Basel. Her pieces can be found in both commercial and private collections. Her work on view, Still Standing, depicts how she blends her work with the many activities that can be found at the beach.

Dale Kirk lives in Boynton Beach and her work has been shown throughout South Florida (Palm Beach Photographic Centre, Boca Raton Museum School, Broward Art Gild Galleries, Palm Beach Art). In addition, her work has been auctioned several times for Bethesda Hospital. Her work on view, A Little Bit of Heaven, comes from her walks on the streets of New York.  She is not alone, every step of the way there is a memory of her father whispering stories reminiscent of his life there. To achieve that feeling of timelessness and energy, she captures movements, which emphasize the passage of time.

Allan Pierce has recently exhibited his work at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City, Georgia State University in Atlanta and in Florida at the University of Miami, Florida International University, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Chris Lopez Gallery, World and Eye Arts Center, and the Artists' Guild Gallery in Delray Beach. He currently teaches photography at the Art School and conducts workshops throughout Florida.  His work on view, Pondering, approaches portraiture, by capturing the inner life of a person in unguarded moments and not the "flattering, air-brushed” conformity that's so prevalent in studio photography. He is especially excited by the limitless range of natural lighting situations rather than the forced predictability and blandness that result from getting mired in technique.


Kent Burkhardsmeier Veil of Mystery

Passing Through by Kent Burkhardsmeier.

Karen Hanley Colbert

Still Standing by Karen Hanley Colbert.

Dale Kirk A Little Bit of Heaven

A Little Bit of Heaven by Dale Kirk.

Allan Pierce Pondering

Pondering by Allan Pierce.