DATE: January 7, 2013

Sue Quambusch, A to Z Printing, 402.477.0815,

Patricia Saldaña, Cell: 402.416.1543,

Alternative Visions Exhibit Offers A Diverse Look at the Medium of Photography

(Lincoln, Neb. Jan. 7, 2013) Some of the most progressive and diverse art made in cities today can be seen in spaces that are outside the realm of commercial art galleries and formally constituted museums. This is the case with the exhibit now on display at A to Z Printing in Lincoln, Neb. The artists who contributed works to the exhibit titled “Alternative Visions” are local photographers and passionate enthusiasts. From infrared photography, to Polaroid, to cyanotype and nature photography, each showcases their individual sense of imagination and style. The exhibit runs from Jan. 7 to Feb. 28. The opening reception for the exhibit is Friday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at A to Z Printing.

Although A to Z Printing, located at 8230 Cody Drive (off of So. 14th St. and Yankee Hill Road), may be a little ways off the beaten path, it offers new and emerging talent a place to exhibit their work which they may not otherwise have outside of traditional art exhibition spaces. Sue Quambusch, President and owner of A to Z Printing, has been hosting display space for artists since 2006. In that time, she has showcased over 75 local artists, either individually, or in group shows. The print shop has been at its current location since Sept. 2004.

“There are many talented and imaginative artists in Lincoln who do not have access to the more traditional spaces,” said Quambusch. “These artists are in search of visibility and are in need of support and encouragement.”

Contributing artists for the exhibit are Patricia Saldaña, Jeffrey Bollman, Meghan Davidson and Aimee Poor. Although the work is diverse, the common thread is a shared passion and appreciation for photography. From the cyanotype photographic printing process to traditional film and digital photography, the exhibit highlights photography in its various forms.

Saldaña displays digital color-infrared photography. Her photographs in the exhibit were shot using a digital SLR camera converted to infrared with an internal super-blue infrared filter. Bollman’s cyanotype photograms and photographs reflect his interest in the dichotomy of “man” versus “nature.” Davidson enjoys film as a medium, particularly working with Polaroids, 120 film and 35mm film. Poor, in recent years, has developed an interest in landscape and nature photography.

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