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A Painting ComeInterpreting to Life
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may 2015 contents
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A Painting Come to Life: Interpreting famous works of art into fashion
Top 10: Locally Made Treasures
YOU Spotlight: Kate Green takes center stage at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
On the cover: Kate Green. Photo by Mike Peters. Hair and makeup by Victoria Stencil of Salon Fifty Four.
Backstage Pass: A look at the life of an entertainment writer
Building Upon a Dream: ARTgarage purchase solidifies its future
Vacation Photos: Use your smartphone to capture memories
in every issue 20 YOU Picks: A Sampling of Our Favorite Things From Local Merchants 29
Heard on the Street
30 CYLG: Fostering Connections Art Gallery Event
you magazine staff
In all things, art If there is one person I know who could turn almost anything into an art form, it was my grandpa. He built things, grew things and taught things. A renowned mathematician, he came the closest anyone ever has to making me believe this baffling school subject was truly an art form. He was even my childhood hairstylist, artfully trimming my bangs every four to six weeks. Toward the end of his life, my grandpa may not have built roads or harvested awardworthy vegetables the way he used to when he was younger. In his later years his artistry was in the form of simple kindness – thanking the nurses who cared for him despite the pain he was in, making sure there were enough chairs at his bedside for his family to be comfortable even when he wasn’t – and maintaining a wicked sense of humor. The man was an artist. It’s an important and liberating realization that art is in all things and all things are art. So maybe you don’t sketch portraits or know the difference between acrylic and watercolor paint. You can still be an artist. In fact you probably already are one, even if you don’t know it or would never admit it. While this Arts & Entertainment Issue may focus on the more widelyaccepted performing, visual and literary arts, artistry doesn’t have to stop at the theater door. It can be in everything you do, from taking vacation photos (How to Capture the Best Vacation Photos, pg. 26) to assembling an outfit (A Painting Come to Life, pg. 14). Art can even manifest itself in the way you treat others. My grandfather taught me the true mark of an artist is doing things with vigor, whatever those things may be. We all have unique strengths to share, so don’t be stingy with your talents. The world needs your art. Here’s to leaving the world a little more beautiful than it was when we got here, just like my grandpa did. Follow us on:
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YOU Advisory Board Members Sharon Verbeten Brown County Public Library Patti Schisel The Ultimate Closet Allyson Watson, Definitely De Pere Amy Bailey Skogen’s Festival Foods Janie Denis Strutt Forte Modeling & Talent Dave Compton Wolff Cineviz Stephanie Schultz, MSM, RDN, CD Skogen’s Festival Foods Lisa Malak Local Five Live, WFRV Tina Quigley Mosaic Arts Inc. lori o’connor Press-Gazette Media YOU Magazine is an advertorial magazine published monthly by Gannett Wisconsin Media. Contents of the magazine are owned by Gannett Wisconsin. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior consent of Gannett Wisconsin. MAIL: YOU Magazine, P.O. Box 23430, Green Bay, WI 54305-3430. email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For content information, call 920.431.8213. for advertising information, contact Lori O’Connor at 920.431.8232.
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10 Locally made treasures By Amelia Compton Wolff
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1. Limitless lava bead on gold filled chain, $23.99. Triangle lava stone on gold filled chain, $27.99. Lava Essentials on Etsy at etsy.com/shop/LavaEssentials, Green Bay. 2. Scented sachet, $10. Beth Hudak Custom Crafts & Cross Stitch, Green Bay. Email custom orders to email@example.com. 3. Long Rifle Soap Co. soap in Hunting Lodge, $7. Available at the ARTgarage and longrif lesoap.com, Green Bay. 4. Necklace, $38. Earrings, $32. Made by jewelry artist Julie Savolt, De Pere. Available at Recycled Denim with a Twist, Ashwaubenon. 5. Cast stonewear cups by MQ Designs, $15 each. Available at the ARTgarage, Green Bay. 6 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | MAY 2015
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6. Wooden mushrooms, $1 each. Made by Thomas Carlson, Green Bay. For orders call 920-856-6363. 7. Small notebook, $2. Broken Winged Bird by M.E. Post on Etsy at etsy.com/shop/BrokenWingedBird, Manitowoc. 8. Embroidered longitude and latitude coordinates pillow, $29. A Roo Cha Cha Designs on Etsy at etsy.com/shop/aroochachadesigns, Green Bay. 9. Kitchen island, prices vary. Custom orders at rooteddesign.com or visit the pop-up shop inside Bay Trading Co., Egg Harbor. 10. Fawn art print in colored pencil, $25. Lilafrances on Etsy at etsy.com/shop/lilafrances, Green Bay. MAY 2015 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | 7
The Star of the Show Kate Green takes center stage at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
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you spotlight story By Amelia Compton Wolff Photos by Mike Peters on location at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts Hair and makeup by Victoria Stencil of Salon Fifty Four, Green Bay
Photo courtesy of Korth Productions
If you happened to attend a show at the Weidner Center in the mid-90s, there’s a chance the executive director was your valet.
Of course, she wasn’t the executive director at the time. It was 1995 and Kate Green was a UW-Green Bay freshman who had been hired to park the cars of show-goers at the performing arts center she would one day direct. “They liked that I could drive a manual transmission because that was a rare skill,” Green says, only half joking. Some things haven’t changed since then. Green still has an affinity for cars – she subscribes to car magazines, is a fan of the television series “Top Gear” and won’t miss the annual Chicago Auto Show for anything. Her current dream car? A Tesla Model S, naturally. But some things have most certainly changed. As it turns out, Green had a lot more to offer the Weidner than her smooth shifting ability. (In fact, she valeted “about once” before transitioning to the ticket office where she met her future husband, David. Good move!) From working the box office window to managing group sales, Green has held a variety of roles during her 16 years with the organization.
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you spotlight <<< spotlight continued from page 9 She says being a Jill-of-all-trades prepared her perfectly for her leading role as executive director, a position she was recruited for after the center reinvigorated its programming and management model. “It was scary, but exhilarating and quite honestly I would kick myself if I wasn’t part of the next phase of the Weidner Center,” Green says. “It’s my life.”
Shifting into Gear
The Sheboygan-born, Ashwaubenon-raised 37-yearold became acquainted with the Weidner as a high school student, accompanying her parents to almost every show after the center opened in 1993. As a college student studying communications, electronic media and information sciences, her love for the Weidner only deepened. By the time Green graduated from UWGB in December 1999, she was offered a position as the Weidner’s group sales manager. In 2003, Green left her home away from home at the Weidner for a position as director of marketing and partnerships with the Greater Green Bay The Weidner’s 2015-16 season announcement Convention & Visiis scheduled for mid-June and includes a special tors Bureau. Here she reception event for season ticket holders and annual gained vital perspective on the needs of supporters. Green says, “Folks can expect a wide the community. variety of quality entertainment that is brought in There had been “In so many ways I nationally, some world artists, big names, a mix a lull in programthink Green Bay is this ming due to budget of music, theater and dance as well as some little dog that acts like a constraints, but the big dog which is fantasbeloved musicals, along with a smattering board of directors detic. We should,” Green of local productions.” cided it was time to insays. “People were surprised vest in it once again and to hear Green Bay is smaller they wanted Green to lead than Milwaukee. It put it into the charge. Green accepted perspective for me how the rest of the challenge and returned as the world views Green Bay.” president of Weidner Center PresAfter three years with the Greater Green ents, Inc. in 2006. Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, Green was “The opportunity to go into an unknown situation, approached by the board of directors for Weidner perhaps was not the most sensible choice to make but there was a Center Presents, Inc., an organization of community lot of emotion and passion tied to it. I just could not pass that up,” members who meet quarterly and provide a voice for Green says. “But I would never have made the decision had I not what’s happening at the Weidner.
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been here and fallen in love with it during college.â&#x20AC;? With a modest budget and staff of two, Green immediately began strategizing ways to bring the Weidner back to life which meant planning the upcoming season and communicating her vision with past ticketholders and supporters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a key goal through all of this. We want to make sure our supporters, ticketholders and donors know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re our family too. We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it without them,â&#x20AC;? Green says. Green and her staff also reinstated the Stage Doors Education Series: Opening the Way to Learning through the Arts which serves nearly 15,000 students K-12 from 23 counties annually. Green says the Weidner began more collaborative efforts with the university which has created greater opportunities for students and the community alike. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The long nights and weekends of making this my baby and bringing it back up, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of pride and joy in all that,â&#x20AC;? Green says of the past nine years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what kind of outcome there would be, but I knew if I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try it would kill me.â&#x20AC;?
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The outcome has been better than Green expected and the Weidner has grown tremendously since 2006. Today there are five full-time staff members, more than 300 volunteers and several part-time employees. This â&#x20AC;&#x153;small and mightyâ&#x20AC;? team facilitates the Weidner as it plays host to more than 300 events a year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are leaps and bounds closer to our goals from where we were,â&#x20AC;? Green says. Green has lots to be proud of, but one aspect of which she is most proud is the increased attendance at the Weidner Center overall. Not only have the number of events at the venue been on the rise, but ticket sales continue to exceed expectations, and the last three years have seen a nearly 60 percent increase in attendance at Weidner events. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are looking for experiences in life. Instead of just buying their kids toys, they are looking for things to do with their children or grandchildren that will create a memory,â&#x20AC;? Green says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going to the NEW Zoo, coming to the Weidner, it seems those things have more value now than ever.â&#x20AC;?
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This societal shift along with a burgeoning local arts scene has increased awareness and interest in the performing arts, Green says, and the Weidner in part helped spearhead this movement. “When [the Weidner] opened in 1993 there wasn’t a Resch Center or revitalized Meyer Theatre, no Fox Cities P.A.C.,” Green says. “In many ways the success of the Weidner served as a catalyst for the construction of other venues. As it turned out, Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula were hungry for entertainment. That in itself speaks volumes as far as what this community wants.” Green sees the arts community only continuing to grow in the Green Bay area. “We may be a football town, but we are an economically healthy community,” she says. “We have a lot of diversity in our community and it’s refreshing to see how much it’s grown.”
DOWNTOWN DE PERE ART WALKS presented by Starry Realty are back with six summer dates! Meet and engage with local artists on May 29, June 12, June 26, July 17, July 31 and August 14 from 5-8pm in historic downtown East De Pere. More info: www.deﬁnitelydepere.org/artwalk
As for the future, Green believes the Weidner is poised for continuous growth which brings her a great deal of personal and professional satisfaction. “I think we have a lot of great programs going on and will continue offering a variety of entertainment for the general public and student groups,” Green says. “I see nothing but a bright future and a lot of growth. It’s a good place to be in.”
De Pere celebrates 125 years with their brand new EastWest Music Fest series, presented by Unison Credit Union! A collaboration with the Mile of Music, over 75 live performances will take place downtown on Fridays this summer: June 5, June 19, July 10, July 24, August 7 and August 21. See 12 performances each Friday with shows running from 7-midnight. More info: www.deﬁnitelydepere.org/ eastwestfest
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A Painting Come to Life Kirsty Gungor is a blogger, photographer, fashion maven and do-ityourselfer extraordinaire. Originally from South Africa, Kirsty now lives in Green Bay with her husband and four children. Read more at www. loveliesinmylife.com.
Interpreting famous works of art into fashion Story and photos by Kirsty Gungor of loveliesinmylife.com on location at Paintin’ Pottery or Bead It, De Pere Hair and makeup provided by Salon Fifty Four, Green Bay Special thanks to our models: Indigo Stoney with Forte Modeling & Talent, Victoria Stencil, Jillaine Sturdivant and Chelsey Drikfa
Maxfield Parrish Sleeping Beauty in the Wood
Maxfield Parrish is known for his luminous oil paintings illustrating fairy tales and magical windows into other worlds. He became America’s most successful and best known illustrator in the early 20th century, with one out of every four households displaying a copy of his illustrations on their walls. Parrish’s paintings epitomize the most idyllic of worlds with extraordinary beauty. Parrish’s rendition of Sleeping Beauty was created in 1912 and depicts a maiden asleep in an enchanted garden, wearing a classical gown in a setting filled with flowers and glowing earth tones. Our Sleeping Beauty is swathed in the understated elegance of a Grecian-like gown, delicate flowers spilling from her bodice and a goddess-like crown on her head. 14 | MAY 2015
Andy Warhol 10 Marilyns
Andy Warhol’s name is synonymous with the pop art style and he is famous for his often comic creations which placed emphasis on celebrity with a whimsically vivid use of color. Warhol created more than 20 screenprint paintings of Marilyn Monroe in the months after her death in 1962. He used a publicity photo taken for the film “Niagara” and in the case of “10 Marilyns,” created a series of 10 brilliantly colored images of the icon using his silk-screening technique. Our Marilyn wears a red-hot dress highlighting her beautiful curves and drips in the brightest and most dazzling vintage jewels.
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Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night Model: Indigo Stoney with Forte Modeling & Talent
Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” is one of modern culture’s most well-known paintings, still adored and replicated over and over again. Van Gogh, a post-Impressionist painter, created “The Starry Night” in 1889 while in an asylum. This astounding masterpiece is dominated by a moon and star-filled night sky which radiate light in their swirling patterns of rich yellows and dark blues, overlooking a hushed village with thickly layered brushstrokes. Our interpretation of “The Starry Night” comes to life as a star in the flesh, a radiant celestial being floating in shimmering silver lace and a cape that sparkles a deep midnight blue.
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Frida Kahlo Self Portrait
Frida Kahlo is best known for her stunning self-portraits, paintings gripped with vibrant intensity both in color and expression. She is known as Mexicoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest and most shocking painter. She was a woman who suffered severely, both physically and emotionally, and an artist who created about 200 paintings, drawings and sketches which related to her passionate life, traumatic experiences and tumultuous relationships. Kahlo had an incredible sense of style, dressing lavishly in indigenous clothing that showcased a beautiful appreciation of texture and color which she wore with pride. Her style was striking and elaborate, acknowledging her deep roots in the Mexican culture. Our Frida Kahlo wears a bold mix of pattern, color and texture and is accessorized with chunky jewelry while fresh flowers decorate her braids.
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backstage pass By Kendra Meinert
a look at the life of an entertainment writer
Kendra Meinert is the entertainment writer at Press-Gazette Media. Originally from Sleepy Eye, Minn., she’s still chasing her dream interview: Jon Bon Jovi. When she’s not writing about music or going to shows, you’ll find her blissfully lost in her gardens.
The celebrity component is but a small part of my job as an entertainment writer, but it inevitably gets the most interest from people I meet. They wonder if I get to talk to every A-list touring act who comes through town, if I’m hanging out backstage at the Resch Center after concerts and if I’m sitting front row at every show. The answers? Not at all, never and seldom. The one comment, however, that comes up in those conversations that I can always answer yes to is this: “What a fun job you must have.” It’s a career that found me. When I studied journalism at St. Cloud State University, I never expected to be interviewing some of the names I have. I knew only I wanted to write features on
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people rather than report on fires or accidents. One of my first interviews at my first job as an entertainment/feature writer at the St. Cloud Times was iconic comedian Bob Hope (gulp!). And so it began. In the 20-plus years I’ve been covering the Green Bay entertainment scene for PressGazette Media, I’ve been lucky enough to have some memorable brushes with famous folks, although none of them as Hollywood glamorous as you might think. Take interviews, for example. They happen over the phone before the performer comes to town. Nobody’s chatting up John Mellencamp face-to-face on his tour bus outside the
Weidner Center or the Goo Goo Dolls in their Meyer Theatre dressing room. Phoners, as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re called, are carefully orchestrated affairs that involve publicists, record labels, multiple time zones and a f lurry of emails. In other words, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just get Miranda Lambertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s number and ring her up at your leisure (although Dierks Bentley once gave me his cell number and said call anytime). Interviews often come with an allotted time for asking questions. Fifteen to 20 minutes is common, but it can be as few as 10 minutes, as it was with a very nice Carrie Underwood. That means you need to make every question count. No small order with the legendary Joan Rivers, who undoubtedly had already been asked everything imaginable in her career. We ended up bonding over our love of fine wine and good cheese. She remains one of my all-time favorite interviews. No matter how prepared you are, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no telling where the conversation might go.
Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little House on the Prairie,â&#x20AC;? and I chatted for more than an hour, like we were old childhood friends. Diehard Packers fan Joan Jett talked football. Comedian Kathy Griffin talked Aaron Rodgers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in hilarious fashion that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always suitable for print. Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty sang. Some artists are so famous they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do interviews (Cher, Elton John). Some are easier to chat up (Brad Paisley) than others (remember â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Idolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;? Taylor Hicks?). Some you have to catch on their way up, like a young Keith Urban playing the Brown County Fair. And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a few you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever forget, mostly because you grew up with them, and we never quite get over a teenage crush. So yes, I told Mike Reno that Loverboy was my first-ever concert, Willie Aames that I adored him as Tommy Bradford on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Eight Is Enough,â&#x20AC;? Barry Manilow that I sang along to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mandyâ&#x20AC;? on vinyl and Rick Springfield that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll forever be Dr. Noah Drake to me. A fun job indeed.
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building upon a dream ARTgarage purchase solidifies its future
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When the ARTgarage board of directors bought the former cannery property at 1400 Cedar St. in Green Bay earlier this year, a dream nine years in the making started to take tangible shape toward the future. Located in the Olde Main Street district at the corners of Main, Baird and Cedar Streets, artists, volunteers and patrons of the ARTgarage see this is an integral step in ensuring it serves as the hub for a burgeoning arts district. Jeff Mirkes, executive director of Olde Main St. and Downtown Green Bay, Inc., says that it not only serves as an anchor for the Olde Main St. district, but it is also situated perfectly for unity among the artistic communities nearby. Those include the NWTC Artisan Center across the street and East High School a few blocks away, which is now home to a fine arts institute. “There is so much artistic talent there,” Mirkes states. “Having a property like this, it’s an important draw. The redevelopment and revitalization of that area is one of two most important endeavors the city and Main St. district are working on. “Now the organization has to determine the best uses for the property and the synergy that can take place to ensure long-term sustainability,” furthers Mirkes. The ARTgarage encourages an appreciation for and participation in the visual, performing and literary arts. Sandy Melroy, ARTgarage board member and chair of the Art Meets Heart community event and fundraiser, says owning the building further solidifies the relationships the ARTgarage has developed throughout the art community.
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Left: ARTgarage founder Sandi Van Sistine (left) with board member Sandy Melroy at Art Meets Heart 2014. Photo by Mike Peters. Upper right: Candy Gilmore, ARTgarage president. Bottom right: studio spaces for working artists at ARTgarage
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“We also have a tremendous future with individuals, businesses and nonprofits who would like to partner with us and make the arts presence go further than Main St.,” she adds. “We like to say that we can bring the arts to us, or we can take the arts to them. We can start really connecting the community more through the arts program.” Within the ARTgarage’s layout, “Studio A,” formerly the cannery’s loading dock, contains the Front Gallery, side galleries, artist studios and gift shop. “Studio B” is a multipurpose space with the ability to hold classes, workshops, performances, meetings and special events. The building’s purchase was made possible through past and present-day donations, and thanks in large part to working with partners including Smet Construction, Nicolet National Bank and Downtown Green Bay, Inc. “They worked diligently toward securing the property for the ARTgarage for the past two years,” explains Candy Gilmore, ARTgarage president. “I think we’ve been proving our track record here in Green Bay,” adds former ARTgarage president Suzy Pfeifer. “Obliviously this is unique in Green Bay and some of our donors have seen us succeed and have seen us get stronger year after year. Now, they’re more interested in investing in us and realizing that this is something the community needed.”
To keep the ARTgarage viable, Gilmore says efforts are under way throughout the year to build its revenue stream. The ARTgarageâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art Meets Heart event is its largest fundraiser, and that effort is complemented by the Studio B space, which can be rented for private events like corporate meetings, parties, showers, classes and workshops. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On a regular basis we have studio space for artists to rent,â&#x20AC;? adds Gilmore, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and we have a front gallery exhibit where the exhibitor pays a nominal rental fee for that space. We also have a side gallery and artists can purchase wall space to display and sell artwork.â&#x20AC;? The cannery building certainly has a large physi-
cal presence at 50,000 square feet. And, if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible for a compilation of brick and mortar to have a heart and spirit, the ARTgarage certainly represents that for its volunteers and the art community at large. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve lived in 15 communities, and in every community, to me itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the arts that are a level playing field,â&#x20AC;? says Melroy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It brings together people who have a variety of interests, backgrounds, education, culture, and race. For the arts to unleash creativity, and encourage creativity â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to me thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the future. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s part of a vibrant community.â&#x20AC;? To learn more or schedule a tour of the recently purchased cannery building, call the ARTgarage at 920-448-6800.
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How to capture the best
vacation photos Use your smartphone to get the best souvenir while traveling this summer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; memories
Andrea Naylor is an artist, photographer and epidemiologist. Her background has allowed her to travel to more than 22 countries, and to live abroad in Africa, the Caribbean and Australia. Andrea currently lives in Door County where she uses art and photography to remain inspired and inspire others. You can read more about her life and travels at www.Hippiebythesea.com
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story and photos By Andrea Naylor
As a former Peace Corps volunteer with a background in public health, art and photography, I’m fortunate that my jobs have taken me all over the world. Some of my favorite photos are those I’ve taken while traveling with my smartphone. My most recent travels have taken me to Malawi, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Fiji. I can honestly say that the photos from my trips are now my most treasured souvenirs. Here are a few tried-and-true tips for capturing the best photos using your smartphone.
1. Avoid taking multiple shots of the exact same image.
In this age of digital photography we can conveniently take a photo and then immediately view it. We can see if someone has blinked or the photo itself is blurry, and know right away if we’d like to re-take it or frame it a different way. Like most people, we fall into the habit of taking several shots of the exact same thing, telling ourselves, “At least one of these will turn out.” The problem is later deciding which one to keep. This method of “spray and pray” photography leaves us overwhelmed by the quantity of photos rather than the quality. Slowing down and being more intentional of how and what we take photos of, will leave us more satisfied with our photos at the end of our vacation.
2. Capture the details.
The quality of cameras in most smartphones these days is astounding. They allow us to capture everything from large landscapes to selfies to small details. Instead of taking 20 photos of the shoreline this summer, slow down and capture the finer details all around – the wildflowers in bloom that day, the ice cream melting in your hand, the color of the sand. At the end of the day we want our photos to tell a story. Capturing the details is the best way to allow anyone who looks at our photos to feel like they were right there with us and take us right back to that moment.
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Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absolutely impossible to avoid harsh sunlight or lack of good lighting altogether. We may find that our photos are too dark, lacking detail and color, with the flash option on our smartphone only making matters worse. Instead of doctoring the photo with an Instagram filter, try turning the flash off and adjusting the exposure on the image. Most phones have the ability to edit the exposure in-camera post capture, but there are also great apps that allow for alteration of the exposure that are free or less than $1 such as VSCO Cam and Photoshop Express.
4. The best way to enjoy your photos is to print them.
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Times havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed that much. Computers crash, phones get lost and nothing will ever truly compare to holding a print in your hands. Many believe in this digital day and age of millions of photos, that an image is lost forever if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never printed. One thing is for certain: the value of a printed image will only increase over time. So spend the 30 cents and print that photo!
5. Lastly, be in the moment.
Use these tips to capture the moment visually, but remember to take in the smells and sounds and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let a digital screen get in the way of actually living this beautiful life.
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The City of De Pere will collaborate with Definitely De Pere and Mile of Music Productions to celebrate the Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 125th anniversary by staging
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Make a day of living art on June 6. Start out at 10 a.m. with a Living Succulent Wreath Workshop at Swanstone Gardens in Green Bay. (Call 920-866-9367 to register.) Follow it up with A Summer Floral Workshop hosted by Lovelies in My Life blogger Kirsty Gungor and Ebb & Flow Flowers. Create a flower crown or floral bouquet arrangement, indulge in Cake & Cookie macarons and receive a refreshing rose aura mist cleansing by Ginger Birch. It goes down at Hello Lemon Studio in De Pere from 3-5 p.m. Register by emailing Kirsty at email@example.com. Photo by Shaunae Teske Photography.
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Fostering Connections Art Gallery Event
photos and text By Mike Peters
May is National Foster Care Month. In an effort to broaden awareness of the foster care system and recruit volunteers, a group of UWGB social work students brought together local foster care organizations and the artwork of local foster youth at the Fostering Connections Art Gallery Event. The event was held at the Mauthe Center on the UWGB campus. To learn more about the foster system and how you can help, please contact the organizations listed in the photo captions below, or contact the Brown County Foster Care program at 920-448-6138. Their next informational session is Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at the Sophie Beaumont Building in downtown Green Bay. Check out facebook.com/youmag for more photos from this event. 30 | www.greenbaypressgazette.com/you | MAY 2015
6 1. Nicole Ronk manages volunteer foster youth mentors through a new CASA program called FYI (Fostering Youth Independence). She can be reached at 920-437-2272, ext. 105. 2. Upon graduation, UWGB senior Holly Ladwig will apply her degree in social work at Brown County Child Protective Services. 3. Fostering Connections Art Gallery Event organizers and UWGB social work program students McKenzie Erickson, Kristy Phillips, Kayla King, Ashley Rood, Rose Pavia and PaFoua Kue, shown holding some of the artwork on display during the event which was held at the Mauthe Center on the UWGB campus. 4. Martha Bayer is a student support specialist for former foster youth at NWTC (920-498-6941). 5. Julie Janus of Advocates for Healthy Transitional Living (920-634-6162), an organization that helps children in the foster care system, especially at the critical point when they â&#x20AC;&#x153;age outâ&#x20AC;? of the system. 6. Amie Marx smiles at her son Jace and mom Peggy Maas at the Fostering Connections Art Gallery Event held at the Mauthe Center on the UWGB campus. 7. UWGB social work professor Sarah Himmelheber. To see all the photos from this event, check out our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/YouMag.
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