Art at the Co-op

February's artist of the month at The Co-op is C. Rod Bacon who will bring to us photographs of past Jazz Festivals here in Moscow. His show will open Friday, February 10, with a chance to meet the artist that evening, and will continue through Wednesday, March 8.

C. Rod Bacon has been interested in the arts for most of his life, studying multiple instruments when still quite young, and playing percussion in various bands as he got older; graduating from WSU with a major in Fine Arts; studying photography at WSU; andstudying Advance Photography in various workshops. We will see some of his fine studies of The Moscow Jazz festival.

Rod writes of himself:

“I have always enjoyed the graphic arts and dappled in pen and ink drawings. In 1998 I decided to increase my photographic abilities by building a darkroom and taking three semesters of basic photography at WSU. I took workshops with master photographers Al Weber, Gordon Hutchings, Bruce Barnbaum, John Sexton and Anne Larson. I participated in local photo exhibits, winning top awards at county fair, and had exhibits in local businesses and restaurants.

“After retiring from over twenty years of technical management in the performing arts, I began to photograph performances. These images have been usedin publications, printed programs and on the web.”

Rod writes in conclusion that, “The arts have been the anchor for me, making life and humanity relevant.”

I am so looking forward to seeing Rod's work. Come and meet the artist between 5 and 6:30 pm on Friday, February 10.