Michael Cassidy is the co-founder of Studio 4\2, where he does fine art photography
and Barbara Seelye creates pottery. His
photography focuses on capturing the awe of being in nature. This
is usually the raw beauty of the land but it can also be the delicate
refractive colors of a hummingbird or the confident power of a lion.
He is particularly interested in the effect of changing light on clouds
and of water moving past stationary objects.
He says:” All of the images speak to me of
the unimaginable beauty of this world and of our duty to attempt to protect it
for future generations.”
Selected solo exhibits:
Things Bright and Beautiful was held in April 2004 at the
Quiet Time was displayed in February, 2005 at the Goodrich Gallery in Dallas, Texas. Quiet Time is a collection of meditative photographs. Several of the photos in Quiet Time mimic the Asian painting technique of depicting perspective through the use of three planes rather than the vanishing point perspective normally used in Western art.
Texture of Light was on exhibit at Imaginestation from October 17 to November 15, 2005. This is a collection of images that examine unusual textures revealed by sunrise, sunset and the full moon.
New exhibits under
development include Western
a collection of images mostly from
Southwestern Colorado, especially the Uncompahgre National Forest, White
Rock Lake Park , a collection of images from the lake in the heart of
Selected juried group exhibits:
Colorado...it's AgriCultural 2006, (First Place: Crops Category), Northwestern Junior College Beede-Hamil Hall, 2007 and on-line at www.coloradoagriculture.com
The Creative Pursuit 2005, NLAPW, Lakewood, TX (Honorable Mention), October 3 - November 26, 2005
Citation 2005, TVAA The Plaza of the Americas, Dallas TX October 8 - 23, 2005
Landscapes of Desire, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado Springs, Colorado, March-April 2005
Art 2004, National Juried Art Exhibition, Rockwall Artists League, Rockwall, TX November 2004
ISQ404, Imaginestation juried on-line exhibit, October 2004
October National Juried Exhibit, projekt30 publicly juried on-line exhibit exhibit , October 2004
Artscape Emerging Artists Show, Plano, Texas (Second Place), October 2004
Lakewood Library Annual Show (Honorable Mention), June 2004
Texas Visual Arts Annual Show, Dallas, Texas, May 2004
Dia de los Muertos, Bath
Mesquite Arts Center, Mesquite, Texas
various private collections in Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Virginia, Switzerland
Wild Goose Island from All Things Bright and Beautiful will be the cover of the new CD by classical guitarist Jerry Willard.
Cassidy has a BS from Carnegie Mellon and MS and PhD
degrees from the University of Illinois. He has studied photography or attended workshops with John Carnival and Leo Durlak,
the principle photographers of Microscapes,
the leading exhibit of art in technology; Vincent Versace; Tim Cooper of the
Rocky Mountain School of Photography; and landscape photographer George De
is also the President of White Rock Associates,
a consulting firm and teaches management at Mesa State College in Montrose,
Colorado. He is married
and the proud parent of three grown children.
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