“Drum Corps is Art” by Photographer Pat Chagnon on display November 1 through November 30, 2016 at
84 Court Street
Plymouth, MA 02364
*** Special Drum Corps Fans showing: Saturday November 19 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm ***
About “Drum Corps is Art”
Ansel Adams once said, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” This is completely true when capturing the art of drum corps. Drum Corps moves; constantly. It’s never ending. If you are not in the right place at the right time, you miss it. There are emotional expressions, physical effort of movement and even the fine details where the performer connects with its audience.
When watching a drum corps live in performance, the viewer has the advantage of sound to accompany the visual spectacle. The senses become filled with the energy of the artistry as it happens. In a gallery setting, the moment is frozen in time allowing it to be savored. It is in this moment we can study the extraordinary passion of the performer. It is this frozen moment where the activity becomes great art.
About the Photographer
Since 1995, Pat Chagnon has been a staff photographer for the print publication, “Drum Corps World” where her work is seen by a global audience. Pat’s work is also featured on corps websites such as the Troopers (Casper, WY), Kidsgrove Scouts, (UK) and the Connecticut Hurricanes (Seymour, CT). Images have also been seen on corporate websites and in advertising campaigns for Stanbury Uniforms, Jarvis Industries and Drum Corps International. She can be found at http://www.pchagnon.com and is available for exclusive work.