Healthy Rhythm Creative Group and Wil and Amy Harmsen of Canyon Print, Frame & Design present "LAST DANCE WITH MARY JANE (one more time to kill the pain) :: EXCLUSIVE LIVE CONCERT PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL HURSCHMANN" | Opening Night | Thursday evening, October 10, 2019, at Healthy Rhythm Art Gallery, located at historic Sampler Square (68 S Grand Ave) in downtown Montrose, Colorado! Paul Hurschmann Fine Art concert photography will be on display for viewing and purchase between 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Opening Night. The Artist will be in attendance for this event. A Q&A period is included. The exhibition runs from October 10 through November 14, 2019. Delicious foods will be provided by Mountain Rose Catering. Wine will be provided by Mountain View Winery. Guests must be 21+ years to consume alcohol. A valid I.D. is required. Street and rear lot parking is available.
Paul Hurschmann (BIBOphoto LLC) started getting serious with photography in the late 1970s, while serving in the US Army. He was attending concerts frequently and back in those days it was really easy to get close to the stage. Having a camera made it even more so, as security usually helped him get through the crowds. This exhibit, "Last Dance with Mary Jane," is a tribute to the period of his life when he was having “the time of his life” photographing, meeting and interviewing rock stars from Joe Perry (Aerosmith) to Steve Perry (Journey) to Bill Bruford and Adrian Belew (King Crimson) to Siouxsie (& the Banshees). It'll be a potpourri of onstage, backstage and even an audience photo or two from the late '70s, '80s and '90s.
I can recall having a camera in my hand, or nearby for most of my life. As a child, I had several instamatic cameras and could be found photographing family occasions and vacations. I still have some prints from a visit to our nation’s capitol in 1969 or ’70 of several of the presidential monuments, and the Smithsonian Institute. While serving in the U.S. Army at Ft. Ord, California, near Monterey, my passion for live music and photography combined, setting me on my true path for the future.
While initially thinking I would become a writer, I started my photojournalism career in the early 1980s, in college, writing and photographing for the yearbook and newspapers. After graduating, I began working at several local newspapers in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area, as photography opened doors for me. After a short stint in Hollywood, Florida, I returned to the Detroit area, freelancing for the Associated Press for a couple of years, as well as the Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, the Detroit News, Free Press and the Ann Arbor News. In late 1992, I relocated to New York City and began working for AP as a freelancer, and later as a photo editor. I also picked up a lot of work for Public Relations firms and worked for clients such as Dominos Pizza, Hanes, Snickers, Joy Behar and other brands.
I’ve worked a lot as an editor but have always taken photos, too. In 2004, my wife Cindy and I changed career paths and opened the first of two Hot Yoga studios; first in Raleigh, North Carolina, and then Chico, California. We practiced and taught yoga daily for 11 years and, in 2015, sold the business and hit the road for six months in our camper, traveling across America, visiting lots of National Parks and eventually settling in Montrose, Colorado, where we now live, and operate a dog boarding kennel, Pearl's Pet Lodge. (And, we have three adopted rescue mutts of our own!)
In February, 2018, I got a call out of the blue from a friend who had recently become the local DDA (Downtown Development Authority) manager, asking if I would be interested in taking pictures for its social media pages. I jumped at the opportunity and thus began my journey into Branding photography, my current focus. I’m also available to shoot events, portraits an