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Gummy World Closing Reception
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Gummy World Closing Reception

Come see what all the silliness is about and join me for the closing reception of this show. Light refreshments will be served. My love of snapping photos of gummy bears has landed me in several galleries and boutiques and I have received exposure in print and online from media outlets such as mental_floss.

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Gummy World
May
15
to Jun 25

Gummy World

This is my official first solo Gummy World show featuring my famous (or infamous!) gummy bears. The show will be up May 15 through June 25 but the closing reception is June 21, as stated on this event. I would love for you to come to the reception (Miah will be there of course!) but also please peruse the Gallery @ Courtyard while the show is up. They always have some pretty cool events throughout the year.

If you are new to the Gummy World thing, please read my artist statement below to see how this all started and head over to my website www.jenicesgummyworld.com.

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I am a Texas-born photographer, writer, owl fanatic, and lover of hula-hoops. Most of my career background is in journalism where I discovered that editing proofs at The Dallas Morning News was way more fun when gummy bears were playing along – luckily I always had a camera by my side. Every now and then I would sneak a pic or two when no one was looking and edited the images when I got home. 

But what seemingly was a random and fairly uneventful activity at my desk on breaks turned into bringing props to work or using what was around me for the next gummy photo. My co-workers even got in on it – off the clock, of course. From there, Jenice’s Gummy World just kind of – stuck. 

Currently I work as a freelance writer, marketer, and photographer under my company, Art Is Life Studio. My love of snapping photos of gummy bears has landed me in several galleries and boutiques and I have received exposure in print and online from media outlets such as mental_floss. When it comes to capturing gummy bears, I like to leave them doing what they do without forcing it too much or using a bunch of Photoshop techniques, which can take away from the natural feel of the photos. Plus they can be fussy! I mean, as ridiculous as it may sound, not every gummy in the bag has the right expression or attitude. 

The best part for me is the reaction my images receive. The smiles make this funky habit pretty great and it brings the kid out of everyone. Making people happy is a perfect bonus and in times like these, who doesn’t need a little light-hearted absurdity?”

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