Local Art

Leelyn Law LLC is a proud supporter of local art and craft. Creativity enriches culture, community, and quality of life, and we are pleased to use our office space to highlight the creative work of talented Western Mass artists. Stop in soon to enjoy our Office Art Collaborative where we provide local artists temporary exhibition space to display their work. This session’s artist is Randi Shenkman of Belchertown Photos.

     

Randi Shenkman specializes in street/documentary photography and fine art photography. Her work has been widely exhibited including at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, and in juried shows in New England, New York, Paris, and Miami. She has published four books of photography, most recently, Los Cubanos. She has won awards at juried shows and many of her pieces are in private collections. Photography has been Randi Shenkman’s mode of creative expression.

While studying in Paris long ago, an artist friend taught her the basics of 35mm photography. Used Yashica in hand, she practiced her new craft all over the city. By the time she returned home, she thought she was pretty good (she was still young and naïve) and somehow actually won a few awards and had a few pieces in a gallery show. It was a good thing that she had her day job as a secondary school educator. Randi planned to become a photographer when she retired from education. Until then, she practiced her craft by photographing her students, and when she traveled. She opened Belchertown Photos in 2011.

    

Stop in today to see her works at our South Deerfield office or get in touch with Belchertown Photos directly by emailing: Randi [at] belchertownphotos [dot] com, reading more via her Website, or view more images via Viewbugor her Facebook page.

If you’d like us to consider your work for exhibition, please head here to review our guidelines and submit an application.