A graduate of Yale University, Ressmeyer’s earlier work appeared on well-known record albums and book jackets and in publications including People Weekly and Rolling Stone. In the early 1980’s he worked on projects for Life, TIME, Newsweek, Discover, Smithsonian, The New York Times Magazine, Stern and Geo. Ressmeyer is also an author (Space Places, Astronaut to Zodiac) and editor (National Geographic’s Orbit – NASA Astronauts Photograph the Earth). He is a first place winner of the POYI (Pictures of the Year International) and World Press Photo Awards.
Concurrent with The Beginning of Totality, artist Betty Hageman will be showing her site-specific mixed media installation, Soil Horizons/Personal Horizons through February 26th in AMP at ArtsWest. In this alternative media installation, Hageman will take a scientific approach in her exploration of time within the layers of sediment and personal history. She is the recipient of the Purchase Award (The Puget Sound Restoration Fund) and received an artist’s residency at Hambridge Center for Creative Arts, among other notable awards. Hageman graduated with honors from Andrew’s University and studied at Pratt Fine Arts Center.
The public is invited to attend the artists’ opening reception for The Beginning of Totality at ArtsWest on Thursday, January 13th at 6 p.m. A riveting lecture by Roger Ressmeyer on his art and life will immediately follow at 7:30pm in the theater. Lively conversation and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided courtesy of ArtsWest. Admission, as always, is free.