Exhibits open at two LaBelle Winery locations

AMHERST – The Art Gallery at LaBelle Winery announces the opening of “The Landscape Photography of Jeff Dachowski” in its Amherst location, and “Unsettled Weather” by Mark Johnson in its Portsmouth location. The artwork displayed in both locations will be available for sale to the public. The shows will be on view through October.

Working out of a studio in Bedford, photographer Jeff Dachowski holds a Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America. Along with his wife, Carolle, who also is a professional photographer, Dachowski has earned several awards for his work, including being named Photographer of the Year by the New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association seven times. Dachowski has combined his love of travel with his photographic skill to create this collection of landscape photographs.

“I have always enjoyed the correlation between music and art,” Dachowski said. “Both mediums use shape, lines, texture, depth, movement, phrasing, repetition and subtle dynamics to alter the impact of a piece. With this show, I aimed to illustrate the music that flows through me when creating imagery. I am drawn to lines and movement. I love when the geography of the landscape moves me through a scene.”

Artist Mark Johnson is a graduate of Oberlin College and of New York University, where he currently teaches studio art. He has lived for extended periods of time on an island in Casco Bay, Maine, an experience that has greatly influenced his work. His most recent collection of seascapes is now on view at LaBelle Winery Portsmouth.

Both Dachowski and Johnson will discuss their work at artist talks that will be open to the public. Dachowski’s talk, “Photographing the Landscape – The Joys and Challenges of Capturing Nature and Architecture,” will introduce guests to the world of black and white landscape photography. It will be at LaBelle’s Amherst location at 1 p.m. on Sept. 30.