Stephen Appel


Opening Reception First Friday, April 7, 2017, 6PM


Stephen Appel founded his independent photo studio Stephen J. Appel Photography in 1978 after having worked over a five year period as a photojournalist, in a custom processing photo lab and an in-house industrial photo studio. This exhibition showcases Stephen’s personal photography featuring nature, portraits and the human figure. “I like the satisfaction of creating a photo, you get a sort of feeling of completion” Stephen says. “Most of the time when I go out, I am just as surprised as anyone with what I came back with.  That is why it’s still such an attraction for me, it’s still a surprise.”
Stephen looks forward to sharing his works at the Art Mission and Theater. “I learn a lot from the comments people post on my website and on social media about my photographs. I learn why it resonates with them, why they like it and what they are looking for. I find it very gratifying to see good reactions from people of my photos. Especially when they understand what I am trying to do and achieve with the photograph.”


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Theater and Gallery rentals

Are you planning a special event this year? The Art Mission and Theater can offer our gallery and our theaters for the occasion. We have digital projection capabilities making it easy to show any film that has been released on Blu-Ray or DVD to your private party. You may also enjoy one of our current film offerings. How about a cocktail hour in our gallery as a reward to your employees? Why not have that small intimate wedding? We allow you to provide whatever you’d like including food, drink, cake and more. We can also take care of the planning if you’d like us to. We hope to play a part in this very special and unique occasion for your friends, family, or co-workers. For pricing and availability

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