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In March of 2017, the walls of the library’s newly renovated Reading Room became a part of the library’s latest addition, the Pritchard Gallery, an art gallery that will feature four Bisbee artists per year. The gallery is named after the Copper Queen Library's first Librarian, John G. Pritchard, who came to Bisbee in 1887 to serve as Chaplain and Librarian, and later as Postmaster, for the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company. All art sales will be handled through the artist.
For the last several years, the brilliant sunshine of Arizona has inspired the artist to capture the intense contrast of his subjects which include everything from the mountainous landscapes to abstracted details of mundane objects within his environment.
Macoviak first starting snapping photographs when he picked up his father’s Kodak Retina 1B in his early twenties. He developed a love of black and white film photography as he learned the manual functions of the camera. Years later after setting aside his old film camera, a new spark emerged as he realized the potential of a new tool he possessed, his iPhone camera. This body of work represents the rediscovery of black and white photography in this new medium.
For information on pricing and purchasing prints, please contact Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org
To check out his Instagram, please click here.
Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of art displayed in the Pritchard Gallery will be donated to the Copper Queen Library.