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There’s always something going on at Bloom & Focus, a lovely studio tucked away in the courtyard behind Market Square, including photography shoots, creative gatherings, classes, and a unique gallery showcasing fine art photography. Presently the studio is also having a holiday sale featuring 30% off various framed pieces of local art, gallery wrapped canvases, boxed note cards and other seasonal gift items related to photography. The studio also sells the gift of memories in the form of gift certificates that recipients can redeem for a family portrait session, individual headshot, photography/art classes or custom fine art photography for their home or office.
Photographer Kerri Sherman opened the studio in October 2012 and “local” is central to everything she does – at work and at home (she lives in Lake Forest with her husband and children). Images and inspiration for her fine art photography are entirely all local, as you can see in the photos below.
Says Kerri: “We are surrounded by such beauty and stunning backdrops; from Open Lands, the beach, forest preserves, Elawa Farm and the historic architecture in town, I love incorporating these local treasures into my art.”
She also loves personalizing photography by incorporating elements of clients’ homes, gardens or other special locations that transform their prints into unique artwork.
In addition to lifestyle photography and fine art commissions, Bloom & Focus holds studio classes. Beginning in the New Year, will offer a Saturday morning class for kids that will involve art and photography, with each week using a different theme and fun photo scavenger hunt in the courtyard. Check the website, www.bloomandfocus.com for more information – it will be posted soon.
Photo editing instruction also will be offered in group and private lessons for adults. The studio also will continue to provide private parties, which were a big hit last year – from small group birthday parties for kids to special art parties for adults such as “coffee & canvases” (offered during the day) and “cocktails & canvases” (offered in the evening). All supplies are provided – just bring a special 4 x 6 photograph to incorporate into a mixed media piece.
Here are just a few images of what you’ll find at Bloom & Focus this holiday season: