Upcoming and recent shows

• Annual holiday print and original card sale: Saturday, Nov. 16
at Pinehurst
1000 Pine Trail
Honeoye Falls, NY
10 AM to 3 PM

•Current exhibition: Through Nov. 23, 2013
“Life in remote places: A fragile balance”
Apartment One Gallery
at Livingston Arts Center
4 Murray Hill Drive
Mt. Morris, NY

Join us a at the opening reception for the updated "Life in remote places: A fragile balance," a photodocumentary exploring how man and nature do and don’t co-exist among struggling communities in the imperiled rainforest and El Sauce, Nicaragua, whose residents are rebuilding after economic downturn, with an emphasis on sustainability and tradition.
In the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon, families struggle to survive in isolation and with consequences of industrialization — and researchers work with communities to try to preserve the delicate balance of an endangered environment.

The work spans Dreessen’s experiences living with these communities, 1991 to 2013.

Dreessen’s grassroots development effort, The Friends Project, is providing funding for the English classes and has previously provided resources for artisan training for basket-makers and materials for coffee cooperative members to become more self-sufficient, as well as other community-driven projects. The Friends Project currently provides five scholarships for teens to attend high school.

Hand-grown and harvested coffee from the community will be for sale as a fundraiser for expanding Friends Project initiatives in the community, as well as some baskets and photo prints.

Prints from El Sauce teens, who take over the cameras and document their own lives through The Friends Photo Project will also be on display and for sale. All proceeds go toward the students' own scholarships.

Email krisdreessen@gmail.com for more information.