If you like photography, then plan on spending some time at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin during the week of October 15 through 21. Weese, a well know photographer and author, will be the Fall Artist in Residence

Weese will bring his nationally recognized documentary project, documenting the rapidly disappearing iconic American Drive-In Theater, to the Firehouse Cultural Center. While in Florida, his major destination will be the Ruskin Family Drive-In Theater.

According to Dolores Coe of the Firehouse Cultural Center, “Weese’s documentary project focused on the American Drive-In is a unique fit here as the Ruskin Family Drive-In is one of his subjects along with interviews about the Drive-In.” Coe added, “The Drive-In project will be published as a book. He will also be developing a small documentary project based on our local area, with the potential to reflect back to us this environment through Carl’s eyes and vision.”

During Weese’s visit, there will be a range of opportunities to meet with, learn from and explore the environment with Weese. An “Artist Talk and Talk Back” session is set for Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m. This is a free event. On Wednesday, October 17 there will be an “Informal Shop-Talk” session at 6:30 p.m. This is also free. On Thursday, October 18 check out the “Large Format Camera Demo from 4:30 to 6 p.m. This event is free, but you must reserve a spot.

A 2-Day Digital Photography Intensive Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Firehouse Cultural Center is located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin. For more information and to register for any of the sessions with Weese, please visit www.firehouseculturalcenter.org or call 645-7651.


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Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.