Robert Miller
223 Zimmerman Street
New Carlisle, Ohio 45344

"Patina & Obituaries of the Vieux Carre"
World Premiere Photography Exhibition
by Robert Miller

November 1 through December 31, 2004

Carriage Hill MetroPark Gallery
7800 East Shull Road
Dayton, Ohio 45424
(1 mi. North of I-70 on St. Rt. 201)
Gallery Hours:  Monday-Friday 10 AM - 5 PM, Weekends 1 - 5 PM
Phone:  937.879.0461
Contact:  Mark Davis, Gallery Director, 937.275.7275 ext. 1255

***GALA OPENING RECEPTION***  Friday, November 5, 2004 from 6-8 PM

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“Patina & Obituaries” Exhibition Premieres at Carriage Hill Gallery

Internationally-exhibited fine art photographer Robert Miller’s visual metaphor for life and death in New Orleans' French Quarter photographically examines the contrast between the sheer joy of living in the Vieux Carre and its turbulent history of centuries of horrible plagues, floods and fires – spirited Mardi Gras joviality versus bleak Cities of Dead.
The Carriage Hill MetroPark Gallery hosts the World Premiere of “Patina & Obituaries of the Vieux Carre” from November 1 through December 31, 2004.
A gala Opening Reception will be held on Friday, November 5, 2004 from 6-8 PM in the gallery.
The emotionally-striking large format negatives were printed using a rare traditional process called "unsharp masking."  This involves creating a soft, fuzzy positive image of the original negative on another sheet of film, then printing the negative (the original) and the positive (the mask) together in the enlarger.  The painstaking procedure gives the final print a visibly sharper image with extended shadow detail and more emotional content possible than by ordinary darkroom methods.
Gallery hours are 10 AM-5 PM Monday though Friday and 1-5 PM on weekends  More information can be found on the artist’s website:
All events are free and open to the public.

An online version of the exhibition can be found at: