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David Schumaker Artwork

When: Sept. 1-Oct. 31 2018
During September and October, photographs by David Schumaker will be on display at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center. Shows featuring local art and photography are sponsored by Friends of the Arcata Marsh. The Interpretive Center is located at 569 South G Street in Arcata and is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Monday between 1 and 5 p.m. For more information, call (707) 826-2359. Artist’s Statement: I became interested in photography as a child over 65 years ago. I received my first “real” camera, a 35mm Japanese copy of a Leica, from my parents for my high school graduation. After graduation, we moved from Southern California to Santa Cruz and I started working for a newspaper in Watsonville. My boss was an internationally acclaimed photojournalist, Sam Vestal, who had won a Pulitzer Prize for his news photography. I started working in the darkroom, processing Sam's negatives and printing them for publication in the Watsonville Register Pajaronian. Eventually, Sam sent me out on assignments and soon I was responsible for all of the photographs in the Saturday edition. I left Santa Cruz to attend San Francisco State University, then got a job at the California Academy of Sciences using my photographic skills as part of a team trying to discover how birds navigate at night. Although I have spent most of my life in public education as a teacher, principal, and district superintendent, I always had a camera with me. My great joy is bird and street photography around Arcata, Eureka, and McKinleyville. I can be reached at 707-834-1928 or



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