The show is now on display at the Rocky Neck Gallery Artist Collective at
Cegelis and Schneider were selected for the second 2014 exhibition in the art colony's Summer Artists Series to show their abstract mixed-media prints through
The couple moved to
They have both exhibited work in two shows this year at the
In July, they will be part of the
Both are members of the
"I met them a year ago at
Schneider's interest in photography began during college in the 1970s, when she was majoring in art and design. She had a darkroom for 15 years, and did freelance work for various magazines and publications. Portraiture and landscapes were her main focus.
While raising their two children, she rarely used a camera except to document their family life and travels. Then she began using digital cameras, and discovered how to "play around" with her images, using free software on her computer.
"Since then she has been merging her photographs with old, unfinished paintings. She goes through her photo files choosing which images would work with either a painting or texture, which she photographs separately, or another photograph," according to a show press statement.
Cegelis' work is focused on a combination of abstract photography and digital mixed-media images, which include paintings and images he creates on his iPad and with his camera.
"It typically takes many trial and error combinations to build the foundation of an image that I like," he said. "Dead ends, where nothing good comes after much effort, are not uncommon. On the other hand, knowing when to stop 'improving' when a compelling image is achieved is a constant challenge as well."
When Celegis left his management position at LexisNexis three years ago in
"After moving here, he jumped right into the art scene, volunteering and submitting work to the various galleries," said his wife, Schneider. "It has been a heck of a ride, and we're thankful that the local art venues have accepted our work."
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