The exhibition will showcase 43 photographic images taken by Neil Rappaport and hand-coloured by Susanne Rappaport. The photographic prints are two sizes primarily - 20in x 24in and 16in x 20in - with some additional smaller format prints.
The main gallery will house the bulk of the collection, with the photographs framed and hung with modest titles assigned by Neil and Susanne.
In an adjoining smaller gallery, eight unique displays will give visitors an opportunity to learn more about Neil and Susanne's process, both photographically and coloring. Displays will include side by side comparisons of uncolored work prints and final colored prints, objects from the home alongside Susanne's color renderings of the same, Susanne and Neil's smaller format work prints, Susanne's coloring tools and dyes, and more.
Visitors will be invited to create their own colored photographs using B&W reproductions of the photographs and colored pencils provided on site.
Opening Reception / An opening reception for the exhibition will feature music, either live or played on a victrola, to be determined. Music will be drawn from song books and titles that appear in the photographs from Minnie's home. Lighting will be subdued giving visitors the opportunity to explore the space thoughtfully - with the more typical reception activities of socializing, food, and drinks being confined to the adjacent gallery spaces.
Hand-Coloring Workshop / A hand-coloring workshop will be offered in the gallery - instructor, duration, and timing still to be determined.
Photographic Collection To Be Exhibited
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Untouched Exhibit Production $8,125
Exhibit Design/Production (VFC Staff) - $3,500
Framing - $3,000
Panel Printing (vinyl) - $250
Postcard Printing / Mailing - $675
Introduction / Outdoor Sign Printing - $275
Install Costs (Misc, Paint, Hardware) - $50
Opening Reception Event $450
Locally Sourced Food/Drinks - $150
Live Music / Victrola Rental - $300
Photo-Coloring Workshop Event $475
Instructor Honorarium - $350
Promotion (social media ads) - $125
Gallery Program Expenses $2,150
Audio Access – Call-In System - $375
Production Support / Gallery Reception Staff - $600
Development Staff - $750
Building Costs (Electricity, heat, etc) - $500
Mileage - $300