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Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park features variety of Foresters Camera Club photographs

By JESSI VIRTUSIO DAILY SOUTHTOWN |AUG 29, 2019 | 12:00 PM  

Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park features variety of Foresters Camera Club photographs
The Foresters Camera Club exhibit, which began Sept. 3 and runs to Sept. 28 at Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park, includes this shot of Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado taken in fall 2017. Photographer Phil Chimino had the image printed on an aluminum sheet. (Phil Chimino) (HANDOUT)

Foresters Camera Club, which has been open to the public for more than four decades, is the latest featured artist at Vogt Visual Arts Center.

Club members are sharing their photographs in an exhibit that was scheduled to open Sept. 3 and continue to Sept. 28 in Tinley Park.

“We have a lot of new people so I’m hoping they will step forward and give us their best stuff,” said Bob Dietz, a past president of Foresters Camera Club, about submissions that still were being accepted as of press time.

Vogt Visual Arts Center hosts an artist reception from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 6 with light refreshments and Nuclear Jazz Quarktet performing in the gazebo outside.

“I’m putting it out to all the camera clubs in Chicagoland. There’s almost 40 of them. Everybody, come and meet the artists,” said Dietz, who has been a volunteer at Vogt Visual Arts Center for approximately 20 years.

“You can’t do better than having some wine and cheese, listening to music and looking at great photos,” he said.

Photos slated to be displayed include Tinley Park resident Steve Svalina’s adult bald eagle over Lock and Dam 14 on the Mississippi River and “The Book Worm” taken by Lemont resident Steve Zasadny at Bristol Renaissance Faire at the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

Bob Dietz’s November 2010 photo of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago is among the photographs that are part of the Foresters Camera Club exhibit, which opened Sept. 3 and continues to Sept. 28 at Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park. (Bob Dietz)
Bob Dietz’s November 2010 photo of Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago is among the photographs that are part of the Foresters Camera Club exhibit, which opened Sept. 3 and continues to Sept. 28 at Vogt Visual Arts Center in Tinley Park. (Bob Dietz) (HANDOUT)

The show also features Jack Martin’s photo of downtown Seattle with Mount Rainer in the background and Phil Chimino’s picture of a blue heron taking off at Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Saganashkee Slough and image of Bear Lake in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park.

“We’ve not only used the Vogt Visual Arts Center but we’ve been in the Orland Park Public Library. We’ve also been at McCord Gallery in Palos Park,” said Dietz, of Tinley Park, about Southland places where Foresters Camera Club (www.foresterscameraclub.org) has exhibited.

Some of Dietz’s photos scheduled to be part of the Vogt Visual Arts Center exhibit include the Union Pacific 4014 Big Boy steam locomotive in Boone, Iowa, and a bird nipping nectar at Forest Preserves of Cook County’s Camp Sagawau.

He also submitted a picture of Avenue of the Giants in Redwood National Park near Crescent City, California, and a shot of Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral.

“When you’re a photographer you’re working with light all the time and different kinds of light,” Dietz said.

“The best time to shoot urban landscapes with cities and stuff is usually the blue hour, which is right after sunset for about 40 minutes, because you’re dealing with color temperatures. The lower temperatures are bluer. The higher temperatures are reddish,” he said.

“The golden hour would be more reddish and the blue hour more blueish. We shoot in all spectrums.”

Foresters Camera Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month from September-May at Palos United Methodist Church, 12101 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, with the first monthly meeting featuring a competition and the second meeting being an educational Palos Heights and Tinley Park residents.

“We like having exposure and trying to increase our membership,” Dietz said.

“Another purpose for the show is to let people know ‘Hey, we’re out here. Come on.’ It’s for the camaraderie and to learn about photography.”

Foresters Camera Club

When: through Sept. 28; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays-Mondays; 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays; 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursdays; other hours by appointment.

Where: Vogt Visual Arts Center, 17420 S. 67th Court, Tinley Park

Details: Admission is free. For information, call 708-614-6503 or go to www.tinleyparkdistrict.org/vvac