By Mark Ambrogi
Marie Reamer was bitten by the photography bug 40 years ago.
“But I’ve been concentrating on fine art photography for the last 10 years,” Reamer said. “Once my children were grown I had more time to focus on the artistic side of photography which is what I really enjoy the most.”
Reamer, a Carmel resident, and furniture maker Peter Falk, Cutler, Ind., have their work displayed in the ArtSplash Gallery, 111 W. Main St., Suite 140, this month. There is an opening reception with Falk and Reamer from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 8 in conjunction with the Carmel Gallery Walk. Both Reamer and Falk have received the Indiana Artisan recognition for their talent and ability.
Reamer’s photos have been on display at galleries in the Carmel Arts and Design District for five years.
Her display features the art and architecture of Provence, a historical province in southeastern France. It was the third time she and her husband, an Eli Lilly employee, had visited Provence.
“We visited many cities and towns that we have not visited in the past,” Reamer said. “These are captured images of cityscapes, landscapes and architecture in these various cities of Provence. We love the area of Provence. It’s just beautiful and Mediterranean Sea is just blue and so clean. It’s a wonderful experience to see it and capture it all photographically.”
Reamer said there will be about 30 images of Provence in her exhibit. Reamer, a former chemist at Eli Lilly, also worked as tutor at the middle school and high school level. Reamer’s work can be found on mreamerimages.com.
The exhibit for Falk, 38, is called “The Art of Seating. His website is falkwoodstudio.com.
“I started making wooden toys with my older brother,” Falk said. “It went from making toys to making furniture. I started working with wood when I was five or six years and gradually went into furniture through 4-H so by about 10 I was making furniture.”