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Photographer Scott Weiner Focuses on Israel
Highly accomplished Philadelphia photographer Scott Weiner makes a return visit to Martins Run for a month-long exhibit of his work in the senior living community’s art gallery. The public is welcome to attend Weiner’s opening on Thursday, May 8, beginning at 6:30 pm with refreshments followed by his talk at 7 pm. Weiner will present “My First Journey to Israel through the Eye of the Camera.” To reserve a seat at the opening, contact Martins Run at 610.353.7660, ext. 254.
Among the color photography to be shown in the exhibit are iconic scenes of Israel, including Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea, Masada (an ancient fortress), and Bedouin tents. Weiner shot the compelling photographs during his first trip to Israel, which was part of the Jewish Federation's Mega Mission in December 2012.
“The first Friday night I spent in Israel I had tears in my eyes when the phrase, ‘Next year in Jerusalem’ was spoken,” Weiner related. “Felt like home in my heart. I was home.”
Perhaps best known for photographing celebrities, Weiner has been published in hundreds of books, magazines, newspapers, and websites. He has exhibited in New York and Philadelphia, his hometown. A graduate of Temple University, Weiner had a weekly two-page spread of celebrity photos in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sunday magazine section for nearly four years. He also served as staff photographer forPhiladelphia Style magazine for six years. Presently, Scott’s celebrity photos run weekly in the Philadelphia City Paper. He has also begun offering family keepsake photography in which he captures memories in people’s homes and private gatherings. For more information, visit his website: scottweinerphotographer.com.
Weiner’s exhibit is part of the Spotlight Artist Series, which was created in August, 2012, to bring in local artists from the surrounding community to the Martins Run community and to expose the residents, many of whom are artists themselves, to the talented works of these individuals through a rotating art display. Weiner’s exhibit will run from May 1 – June 1, 2014.
For more information on the art exhibits at Martins Run, contact Amy Blum, Program Coordinator at Martins Run, at 610.353.7660 ext. 254 or [email protected].
About Martins Run: Martins Run is a not-for-profit, senior living community located in Marple Township, Delaware County, a suburb of Philadelphia. The premier retirement community provides a warm and fulfilling lifestyle for people of all races, religions and backgrounds. Martins Run is dedicated to offering residents a wide variety of recreational and lifelong learning opportunities, including Martins Run University, a series of on-site lectures designed to inspire seniors to embrace continued education. Established in 1980, Martins Run is a proud participant in Leading Age, a philosophy of quality and a framework for earning public trust in aging services. For more information, please visit www.martinsrun.org.