The Stokes County Arts Council is pleased to host Joseph Brunjes in the Apple Gallery during the month of March. An opening reception is planned for Friday, February 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stokes County Arts Council, 500 N. Main Street, Danbury, N.C.
Brunjes is a Wilmington, N.C. native who currently lives with his wife, daughter and assorted pets in Walnut Cove, N.C. In 2014, he was a first prize winner in the Shoreline Arts Alliance photography competition and exhibition for his large format film portraits of musicians.
His tintype, “Lily”, was in an exhibition at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City in October 2014. Recent shows include a solo exhibit at Mount Airy Cyclery last September and a group show at the TCC Photo Gallery in Longview, Tex., last October.
He received his photographic training from the International Center of Photography, and the Center for Alternative Photography, both in New York City. He first learned film photography from his father, John Henry Brunjes III, while in middle school.
An accomplished violinist, Brunjes served on the string faculty of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington from 2004-2008 and was violinist of the Atlantean Trio from 2005-2011. From the North Carolina School of the Arts, he earned a bachelor’s of music in violin performance and two master of music degrees, one in violin performance and the other in conducting. He currently teaches private lessons in his home studio. To learn more about this artist, please visit his website at www.josephbrunjes.com.
The viewing of this exhibit and the opening reception are free to the public. The Apple Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Stokes Arts at (36) 593-8159 or visit www.stokesarts.org.