5-year OCC photo gallery owner reopens on Garden of the Gods Road
Owned and run by photographer Kathleen McFadden, the business sells photos she's shot, developed and printed - all using pre-digital film technology. She also offers classes and workshops as well as fine-art printing and framing services.
The business is open Tuesday to Saturday. The phone is 685-1201.
McFadden said she misses the “streams of tourists” that summer could bring to Old Colorado City, “although I'm finding that lots of the visitors headed to Garden of the Gods Park via Garden of the Gods Road see me and stop in to take a look. Some recognize my horse photograph from previous gallery locations; others are just curious to see what's inside.”
A “grand opening celebration party,” including snacks and live music, will be July 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.
One plus at her new location is the large, free parking lot in front. She also is pleased with her workshop space and darkroom. “It's going to be a good home for me, my dog and my work. But, I do miss my neighbors in OCC,” she said.
McFadden is in her eighth year with a gallery, having initially been in Manitou Springs for two years.
A current enterprise is shooting with film that expired 30 to 40 years ago. “I'm getting some neat results,” she said. “There's mold growing on some of it, which gives a weird, organic, moody feel to the photographs that's different from anything I've experienced.”
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