First Friday Art Event at Rio Carrabelle Gallery
December 1, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Rio Carrabelle Gallery is hosting another one of their popular First Friday art events on Friday, December 1st from 5:00-8:00 pm at Rio Carrabelle Gallery in downtown Carrabelle. This laid-back, fun First Friday will feature real local art, live music, friendly folks, talented artists, and refreshments. Guests can enjoy the gorgeous photography, paintings and art of some gifted, local artists while enjoying the sounds of some fabulous, live music along with lively conversation. As part of this month’s First Friday, Rio will be celebrating the opening for a new exhibit featuring phenomenal artist and photographer, Bo May, with the exhibit, MOON JAZZ. Guests will also enjoy the outstanding original art of Pat Moore, Barb Ryan, Roger Leonard, William Owen, and Joe Kotzman.
MOON JAZZ is an artistic testament to celestial rhythms, capturing the ethereal dance of time, light, and lunar majesty. The images harmonize with the Major Lunar Standstill—a rare event initiating an 18-year cycle of lunar ascent and retreat, akin to the ebb and flow of musical notes. This occurrence presents a distinctive chance to document a celestial cycle and become intertwined with the rhythm of the universe. Composed on December 14, 2005, at McKissack Beach in Carrabelle, FL, the Moon Jazz images are a chronicle of a celestial ballet.
Employing extended time exposures and diverse shutter speeds, often with nuanced camera movements, the Moon Jazz series captures the essence of that luminous night. A narrative unfolds through the lens, revealing a progression from “expressionistic” spontaneity to intentional control. Bo May orchestrated this cosmic jam session with extended time exposures, diverse shutter speeds, and camera movements, akin to a jazz musician experimenting with tempos and rhythms. Noteworthy among the compositions is “Fibonacci Pirouettes,” intricate moon spirals that defy the constraints of the night sky.
The exploration of light, motion, and improvisation is an ongoing odyssey for Bo May. Bo invites guests to witness this visual voyage at the Rio Carrabelle Gallery, where Moon Jazz transcends the boundaries of time and space, resonating with the eternal cadence of celestial harmony. Rio Carrabelle Art Gallery is located at 102 St. James Avenue (US Hwy 98), Carrabelle, Florida and is open Thursdays thru Saturdays 10 am – 3 pm. Rio Carrabelle is a unique art and music destination located in beautiful Carrabelle. Visit www.riocarrabelle.com for more information or on Facebook, The Gallery at Rio Carrabelle.