Exhibition Pays Tribute to Civic Leader Larry Salley

ArtsWestchester and the African American Men of Westchester will present The Photographer’s Journey: A Tribute to Larry Salley, a retrospective show that features photographic work of the late Lawrence Salley, an active member in numerous organizations and activities in local Westchester communities. The exhibition will be on view in ArtsWestchester’s gallery in White Plains from February 23 through March 17. Photographs from Salley’s travels will be featured in this show, as well as exotic landscapes, portraiture, floral abstractions and wildlife. As Salley was an avid lover of jazz music, a collection of jazz-related photographs will also be showcased. These photographs create a colorful documentation of local musicians and capture the energy and improvisational atmosphere of their performances.

A special opening reception fundraiser will take place on February 23 from 6-8pm. With the purchase of a reception ticket, attendees will be entered in a raffle to win one of Salley’s photographs. Proceeds from all ticket, raffle and photograph sales will benefit a photography award being established in his name. For more info, visit: artsw.org/tributesalley.

A version of this article first appeared in the February 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.

Image above: Photograph from the “Havana Series” by Lawrence Salley, on view in ArtsWestchester’s “The Photographer’s Journey: A Tribute to Larry Salley” exhibition.

About Mary Alice Franklin

Mary Alice Franklin is ArtsWestchester’s Communications Manager and Editor of ArtsNews. She has a Bachelors in English and Masters in Publishing, and has been published in Paste Magazine, HuffPost, Art Zealous, Art Times, and more.

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