SATURDAY, MAY 2, 5-8 P.M.;
SHOW RUNS THROUGH JUNE 7
Capuozzo defines success in two ways. First, he points to the support that the new gallery has received, attracting more than 100 visitors to its inaugural show.
Second, he cites the fact that the show produced sales for members--a genuine accomplishment in a shaky economy, when art isn't a top-priority item for people of modest to moderate incomes, like most Staten Islanders.
AN IMPORTANT ADDITION
TO STATEN ISLAND'S CULTURAL LIFE
That's why CPG secretary Capuozzo considers the gallery's opening and ongoing activities such an important addition to the borough's cultural life. But there's a personal side to all this as well, he confides. "This gallery is a dream come true for many of our members, who've been trying to make Staten Island a viable place for our art." It's an important development for many of the rest of us as well.
The work of a total of 16 photographers will be on view in the "Selected Works" show, including: Esther Aliotta, Miguel Angel, Richard Capuozzo, Connie Frisch-Cherniak, Flint Gennari, Robin George, Bob Haber, Steve Joyce, Marilyn Kiss, Ken Martin, Len Rachlin, George Roos, Virginia Ross, Joe Verhey, Fritz (Steve) Weiss, and Rich Xuereb.
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS GUILD (CPG) GALLERY, 814 Richmond Terrace (enter on Tysen Street, opposite Snug Harbor's east wall). Open Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m., through June 7, 2009. Information: 718-288-5698.