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Cate Brown-Tide Lines

The Valley Photo Center Gallery, Upper Level, Tower Square, 1500 Main St. in Springfield, March Show features the work of Rhode Island photographer Cate Brown.  This photo exhibit will be a unique blend of photographic prints, digital photography, and VR immersive imaging that will run until March 30, 2018. There will be a Meet the Artist reception of Sunday, March 11, from 1 -4 PM. The exhibit, reception, and refreshments will all be free and open to the public. The gallery is open from 11 AM – 2 PM Tuesday – Friday. The exhibit, reception, and VR experience is FREE and open to the public.

In addition to her beautiful photographic prints this will be the premier Valley Photo Center exhibit in the new Digital Photo Gallery. Thanks to a generous grant from the Springfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, the gallery was able to buy 43” 4K television monitors to display photographers work without the need for prints.  

As an added bonus Cate will also have panoramic photographs of her work in a prototype VR immersive image tent in the back of the gallery designed and built by our February photographer Fran Gardino.  

Cate is a lifelong Rhode Islander whose photography is inspired by the costal living experience. She loves working in natural light to produce bright accessible photographs exploring life outdoors and by the sea.  As an FAA certified Small Unmanned Aircraft pilot in addition to her coastal photos from shore and boats she also a unique perspective with her aerial drone photographs. For more information about Cate you can visit her website at

Tide Lines

My photography has taken me on unhindered explorations of coastline throughout the world.  But no matter where my work has taken me, I can always find solace walking the sandy shores of home in southern New England.  This body of work focuses on my abstract series and aerial perspectives to bring a comprehensive expression of the unique beauty and intrigue of a place defined by both land and sea.

Driven by an equal love for the ocean and beautiful photographs, my aim is to draw you into a world defined and surrounded by sandy beaches and salty ocean waters.

I hope that my photography not only invokes the smell of salt air, the sound of ocean water and sensations of salt spray, but also an appreciation and respect for our Oceans.  We owe so much to the waters that have given us life, abundance and a calling for exploration and expression.  The Sea inspires me to capture its likeness through creative vision, and in turn I hope my images will motivate others to return to the Sea to find their own inspiration.

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”  –Jacques Yves Cousteau

Volunteers Docents Needed
The Valley Photo Center needs volunteer docents to open and close the gallery Monday through Friday from 11 AM until 2 PM. We especially need volunteers so we can open the gallery on Mondays again. Volunteers can enter photographs in our open submission shows for free and get free parking in the Tower Square garage. If you can work as little as a couple hours a day a few days a month please email or call D. John McCarthy at 413-455-5658. 

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We are a 501(c)3 - All Donations are Taxt Exemptible.  Please donate to help his provide free exhibits and programs. Are board and staff are all volunteers and all of your donations will go to support the Valley Photo Center. Just click on the contribute button below to donate or join.

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