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 A Photography Exhibit By Eileen Madell At Mission Trails Regional Park

November 18, 2011 (San Diego) The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation presents Traveling Light - A Photographic Journey, a photography exhibit featuring the work of Eileen Mandell. The exhibition will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center Gallery from November 5 through December 2.
Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor and Interpretive Center is located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119, and it is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Eileen Mandell began her photographic life as a black and white photographer, spending hours in the traditional photographic print lab creating images from black and white film and working with alternative photographic processes.

Photography is always the source, the seed of ideas. She loves capturing detail, and expressing movement using color, as well as, alternative processes.
Infrared is one of the alternative processes that always intrigued her. Infrared film’s reaction to heat created images with a contrast and glow, changing from image to image, and the images, the contrast, radiating glow, and altered tones based on the heat emanating from the subjects, are both sensual and surreal. She has been experimenting with having her color and infrared photographs printed on different substrates, from brushed aluminum to metallic papers depending on each image. 
As stated by Mandell: “With a background in art, I tend to look for shapes, lines and patterns. I search for the play of light and shadow.”

Mandell is a teacher of photography and digital arts in an East County high school and community college.

ART EXHIBITS: Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation offers opportunities for visual artists to display their work. Currently, these displays are limited to two-dimensional works. Displays of artwork are rotated every four weeks throughout the year. Regardless of the media, certain criteria must be followed as outlined by the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation. Information and applications for exhibit consideration is available at the Visitor Center from May 1 through June 30, for the next exhibition year.
The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation was formed in 1988 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit public benefit corporation. For more information about the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation Art  Program, please contact Vicky DeLong, Art Coordinator, at 619-286-1361.


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