EVENT:  Happy Hyder's Photography First Friday Art Opening

EVENT:  Happy Hyder's Photography First Friday Art Opening

 WHERE:  Edgewater Gallery 356 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg

WHERE:  Edgewater Gallery 356 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg

ARTIST/PHOTOGRAPHER:  Happy L.A. Hyder - Edgewater Gallery's Featured Artist, January 2018

Celebrating 48 years in photography, Happy calls her work intricately simple, explaining: "The overall simplicity of structure in my photographs first draws a viewer inward.  The intricacies, the details packed into that simple structure, hold a viewer's interest."

 WHEN:  5-8pm with a 6pm presentation by Happy

WHEN:  5-8pm with a 6pm presentation by Happy

 JOIN US!  It's a wonderful opportunity to meet the artist in person in January's First Friday (January 5, 2018).  All are welcome!  Light refreshments served

JOIN US!  It's a wonderful opportunity to meet the artist in person in January's First Friday (January 5, 2018).  All are welcome!  Light refreshments served

More about the artist:

Two short January's ago, Happy L.A. Hyder began a five-week residency at Suzi Long's Watertower Gallery.  Within a few months, she'd moved from San Francisco, her home of many years, to Mendocino County.  Happy is a member at Edgewater Gallery in Fort Bragg and their Featured Artist for January, 2018.

Hyder began photographing in 1969, purchasing a camera and joining the San Francisco Photography Center where, after a two-hour class on developing film and printing pictures, was let loose in a darkroom.  Basically, Happy is a self-taught photographer!  She worked with b&w film for over twenty years before choosing to work exclusively in color.  Her work at Edgewater Gallery reflects these years through up-to-date digital imagery, some printings on bamboo paper, and on silk.

Hyde calls her work intricately simple and further explains: "I am especially attracted to architecture as a subject and have an architectural bent even with my nature work.  Mendocino, with its angles and its Headland, is a paradise to work in.  Ravens have captured my heart and heightened my desire to drift on the wind."