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Don Elmes has been looking through his camera lens for over forty years. His images, often ephemeral in nature, are of things all around, often overlooked or ignored. Using his skills in photography and graphic design and utilizing Photoshop and InDesign, he has in the last few years designed and laidout a book of his wife’s artwork and writing, prepared digital imagery for a number of her mural designs for large-scale reproduction and installation in Johnson City, TN, Princeton, WV, Grundy, VA, Tazewell, VA, and most recently Richlands, VA. Don is a retired office manager of the Appalachian Arts Center where he prepared imagery for publication and website construction. Don has provided classes, seminars, and workshops for regional artists and students on photographing their artwork, matting and framing it, and more recently on the techniques of creating and installing mural designs using pellon fabric. Last fall he prepared and installed with his wife a 67 piece retrospective exhibit of her paintings and his photography at the Paine Gallery in Bluefield, WV.

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