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Photography Exhibit and Artist's Reception

Post Date:02/15/2017

The Newport Beach City Arts Commission presents an exhibition by photographer Scott Amling in the Central Library lobby gallery from February 13 through March 24.  The exhibit showcases a collection of black and white photography from Scott Amling’s Shell Series, as well as selected images from his recent trip to Hokkaido, Japan.

An artist’s reception and discussion will be held on Wednesday, February 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Central Library Friends Room. Photographer Scott Amling will introduce his collection with a short presentation on “A Day in Hokkaido.” He will be discussing his work in Hokkaido, Japan and showcasing three landscape photographs taken in November 2016. The event will include opportunities for guests to meet the artist, engage in a questions and answer session and enjoy cheese, fruit and refreshments.

According to Amling, his passion for photography began with an interest in architecture.  Many of his favorite photos were shot using his first professional camera, a Hasselblad medium-format camera with film.  For digital photography, Amling uses a Canon 5D single-lens reflex camera

Scott’s work has been featured in photography contests in Black and White Photography Magazine and the image "The Post" won First Place in the national contest sponsored by Pacific Life in 2001.

The exhibit is on display on the lower level of the Central Library. Admission is free and open to the public during library hours:  Monday –Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, Noon-5 p.m.

More information about cultural arts programs in the City of Newport Beach can be found on the City’s Cultural Arts webpage at


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