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Love ya, Jay!

November 7, 2012 - Phyllis Sigal
Run, don't walk! RUN to see the exhibition of Jay Stock's photographs at the Stifel Fine Arts Center!

The exhibit opened almost a month ago, and I just had a chance to get there today. And I am so glad I did.

But it's coming down soon. You still can see it — but only through FRIDAY at 3 p.m!!!

Hours are today and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1330 National Road, Wheeling.

A master photographer, Jay's work is known and admired worldwide.

According to the exhibit brochure, "He is one of the few living members of the Photographic Hall of Fame. Over the years his amassed awards, decorations, limited edition photographs and portfolios have received national and international acclaim."

Jay is an amazing man as well. He is sweet, generous and loving. Those traits have allowed him access to photograph communities that otherwise may not have permitted such personal photographs.

He just keeps on going ... here, there and everywhere taking the most gorgeous photos, capturing beautiful moments of life.

"For over 60 years, this former coal miner from Ohio and self-taught photographer has traveled to five continents and created studies of such diverse peoples as the Amish, coal miners of South Wales, cultures of 30 American Indian tribes, 14 African tribes and the people and scenes of all provinces of Canada," the brochure goes on to say.

I repeat: RUN, RUN, RUN to the Stifel Fine Arts Center. Don't miss this opportunity to see this beautiful work. ... shots of flowers, steel mill workers, wrinkled faces, a beautiful shot of his daughter Georgette as a toddler, nudes, landscapes, Amish scenes, prostitutes, ballerinas, Indians, Mexicans, coal miners ....

Go. Now.

Love ya, Jay!

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