SHAPE GALLERY EXHIBITS
APRIL 2018
Balanced Rock, Arches N.P., 2016
Join SHAPE Arts Organization in Shippensburg on Friday, April 6, 2018, from 6-8 pm, for the opening reception of “Starlight,” an exhibition of photographs featuring unique views of the night sky, which New York-based photographer Stan Honda documents when most people are asleep. Honda says, “Throughout human history we have looked to the sky to navigate, create myths and stories, and dream about distant worlds. We connect to the universe through our view of the stars. In my work I strive to show the night sky in relation to the landscape because the two are joined in our imagination.” Honda sees the night sky as a vital resource to be protected along with the land, water and air. He believes that preservation of the night sky is vital to many cultures and ultimately the human race. His goal is to show what the night sky really looks like, and to suggest that witnessing the magnificent array of stars across a truly dark sky can inspire both awe and meditation. Through his work he has gained an appreciation of the natural world, and he hopes that these photographs of the spectacular views of the universe beyond Earth allow the public to do so too.
The photographs encompass both the natural landscape and urban cityscapes. A selection comes from his work as a National Park Artist-in-Residence at five national parks: Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and Wupatki in Arizona, Rocky Mountain in Colorado and Chaco Culture National Historic Park in New Mexico. Celestial alignments such as lunar eclipses and the recent 2017 total solar eclipse are featured as well. And even though he lives in one of the most light-polluted cities in the world, several images show what can be seen in urban settings.
Stan Honda is a New York-based photographer who worked as a photojournalist for 34 years, most recently for Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French news agency. He covered a wide range of topics including news events, politics, economics, sports and human interest stories. His photographs from the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center were widely published and three images are on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Photographing the space shuttle program for five years was a highlight of his time at AFP since he has been following the space program since childhood. Personal projects include documenting the U.S. concentration camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, his parents and relatives among those held. A book, Moving Walls: The Barracks of America’s Concentration Camps, was recently published with author Sharon Yamato about the Heart Mountain, Wyoming camp. A continuing project involves night sky landscapes, combining his long-time interests in astronomy and photography. He has worked as an artist-in-residence at five national parks: the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest and Wupatki in Arizona; Rocky Mountain in Colorado, and most
SHAPE would like to thank the following for their generous contributions
2018 SHAPE Member Donors

Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts - Jump Street

Shippensburg United Way

Alexander Stewart Foundation

Mary and Richard Hosfeld Memorial Trust

Patrons

Art Berman

Allen & Amanda Dieterich-Ward

Bill & Lee Hynes

Chris & Shannon Keetch

Matthew McLean

Kay Palmateer and Brad Armen

John Stoner and Betsy Reip

Suzanne A. Shuey

Walter & Earlean Smith

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Shippensburg Arts Programming & Education

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