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My newest exhibit, "Threshold" will have an opening reception on Gallery Night, Friday, October 7, from 5-8 pm, at Breathe, on the Ithaca Commons.  This new work is a series of fine art black and white portraits of kids, ages 9-15.  These portraits are created at a time where they’re leaving the innocence of childhood behind, and are beginning to step through the doorway of adolescence, independence, and a new identity.  During this transitional stage of life, there’s a lot of peer pressure, physical and emotional development, and often, self-criticism. This can be a difficult time, and through these portraits, kids are able to see themselves in a new light, and get a new perspective of who they really are.




On Gallery Night, Friday, May 1, there was an opening reception at Studio West for my exhibit, "Into the Light - A Celebration of Women Healers".  It was an incredible evening, with a very large turnout for the event.  I'm so thankful to all of the people who came out to see the show, and for all of the wonderful feedback I received! 

I was inspired to create this work because I feel that women all over the world are experiencing a spiritual awakening that is essential, to help bring our world back into balance.  We're at a critical time in history where we need more of the feminine energy to help us evolve towards a more kind, loving, and compassionate world.  I wanted to honor the work of all women healers, and help them to be recognized for the important work that they're doing. 


To view the portraits that were in this exhibit, please click here:!/page/270582/into-the-light-exhibit


Elaine Derby Photography

3009 Garrett Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850