By Melissa Schlicht
Saturday, May 31st The 515 Gallery presented Framed. This show was orchestrated by Clare High School graduate Ryan Watkins. Ryan grew up about 10 miles outside of Clare. After graduating from CHS, Ryan moved to Turners Falls, Massachusetts where he studied at the Hallmark Institute of Photography. During his education at Hallmark, Ryan met each of the photographers featured in the show. He graduated from Hallmark with the highest Academic Award. Ryan came back to his roots here in Michigan and is a successful local photographer.
Framed showcases compositions of photographers from around the world; all tied together by the Hallmark Institute of Photography and Ryan Watkins. The photographers hale from the east to west coast, and some are even international photographers.
Framed will be featured at The 515 Gallery from May 31st– July 12th, 2014. The 515 Gallery holds Saturday hours from 11:00am -4:00 pm or by appointment. Contact information for appointments is 989-233-4313. Other information can be found at www.515gallery.org.