Progress Energy Art Gallery Host’s Dowd’s Work

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(New Port Richey, FL) June 10, 2013 – Internationally exhibiting photographer Jason Dowd has found a new home for his hauntingly beautiful art work in his home city of New Port Richey.  His work will be on display at the Progress Energy Art Gallery located on Grand Blvd. starting August 2013.

Dowd’s art work has been seen in cities across the United States including: Atlanta, Macon, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, San Diego, and most recently in Columbus, OH.  In 2010 his work hung in Hong Kong, China for a period of two months.  In 2011 his work was featured on FOX 13 Good Day Tampa Bay, and in 2008 he photographed Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign stop to the Tampa Bay area.

Since Progress Energy Art Gallery tends to have themes, his pieces from his hit series “Dreams, Nightmares, Fears and Fantasy” or “A Walk Through Time” may or may not be on display.  Instead, Dowd may customize some art pieces to fit each theme each month.

It’s super cool to be showing in my home city for the first time in my career.  I’ve shown in places nearby but never my home city.  I love the gallery because it’s a local venue that boasts local talent.  I am a big supporter of the local art community so to be a part of it while supporting it is twice as amazing.  I can’t wait for August to come!” says Dowd.

The gallery sells art but for Dowd that is not the main focus.  “If I sell a piece here and there great, but my main goal is to gain exposure for my art because each piece or each series tells a story.  That story will impact people, invoke thought, and gain exposure for the theme of my art which promotes balance in our lives because that is the key to living a healthy and happy life. Too much of a good thing isn’t good just like too much bad isn’t good either” says Dowd.

If you haven’t been able to see Dowd’s work in person here is another opportunity.  He will also make various appearances at the gallery to see fans of his work.  Dowd loves talking about the message each piece offers.  You will be amazed at his outlook and see how normal he really is despite his crazy and macabre look to his work.  People have said he is the “Stephen King” to photography.

Come by the gallery if you are in the New Port Richey and you might just catch him there!

The gallery’s website is http://www.nprgallery.com/ and it’s located at 6231 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, FL 34652

 

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