Tampa Bay, FL – August 27, 2013 – St. Petersburg native, Tina Koufas-Eisbacher is proud to announce her first one-woman photography show to be held at the Crossroads Gallery, from September 10 through October 10. Based on the old adage of being truthful or having to face the consequences, Koufas-Eisbacher has taken that statement to a new level and added new meaning via her unique photography using darkroom overlays. The exhibit’s goal is to show that if “truth” is degraded, the “consequences” will become dire.
Koufas-Eisbacher’s career has always been art-related. She was a popular art teacher at both Largo and Dixie Hollins High Schools in Pinellas County for the past 36 years. During those years her focus was on all aspects of art from metalworking to analog & digital photography and jewelry design. Recently retired, Koufas-Eisbacher has no plans to slow down. On the contrary, she stated “I now have the time to devote to my art. I’m thoroughly enjoying spending time perfecting my photography and making unique vintagesque jewelry.
Barton Gilmore, Photography Department Head at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater took an interest in Koufas-Eisbacher’s photography and invited her to display her work. The art show and accompanying reception are open to the public. Koufas-Eisbacher will be in attendance at the reception to discuss her photography. The details are:
– When: Exhibition runs September 10 through October 10
– Where: Crossroads Gallery, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33765
– Time: Monday through Friday, 9am to 8pm
– Reception: October 2, 6pm to 8pm
Tina Koufas-Eisbacher’s artwork has evolved over the years – going from idealistic to realistic and then back to idealistic. Over the past five years she has immersed herself exclusively in traditional color photography, developing a darkroom technique that uses positive and negative transparencies as overlays to create ghostly images. There is no digital manipulation involved in any aspect of this unique process and Koufas-Eisbacher has found that it is also a great medium to incorporate her drawings into the photography.
About Tina Koufas-Eisbacher’s Art and Philospophy: At this stage in her life, Koufas-Eisbacher wants to make a strong statement. Active in animal rights organizations, and a passionate Greyhound rescuer, she feels that “If social and political ideas don’t change, and change soon, she foresees a world in which gas masks will be the norm and there won’t be any turning back.”