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First Friday

Water Music Dance

Photographs by Michael Knisely






Michael Knisely has lived and celebrated life as an unfolding multitude of decisive moments. As a photographer, with a “gifted” first camera, an Olympus Trip 35, his early California and Arizona landscapes segued to a love for the human form in performance, which also brought him to his “black and white” darkroom ancestral photographic roots.

Michael's maternal grandfather, Clayton Childs Conger, a veteran of World War I, chose to pursue photography, following his war-time exposure to early 20 th Century French photography. He graduated from Illinois' Effingham School of Photography in 1921, and subsequently became Loup City, Nebraska's town portrait photographer. A future exhibit will feature his glass plate Depression-era photographs.

Michael's own photographic journey turned toward Dance and Music performance, this collection spanning the past thirty-seven years, from Bruce Springstein's “Born in the USA” tour (1984) to a 2016 concert by Nikki Hill. Michael's work in dance covers his time photographing the University of Arizona and the University of Nebraska dance programs from 1987 – 2003. These opportunities showcase the expertise of gifted lighting designers, choreographers, as well as the dancers themselves.

Michael tries to convey the magic of this art to express the essential power of Life, from film, silver-coated paper, and darkroom alchemy to the “zeroes and ones” of digital photography. He believes that this visual art form communicates and speaks in a unique language beyond what words alone can provide, in this medium's use of equipment, light, movement, texture, and the artist's creative instinct, to anticipate, create, generate, and share what we can in the time we have while we are alive.

Artists reception will be held August 4, 2017 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Refreshments will be served. Come open the door to the Dragon's Cache and see what the dragon is hiding.



Please join us for


August 4, 2017
5 pm – 8 pm

Water Music Dance

Photographs by Michael Knisely

Serving Refreshments


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