Need an escape from the cold? Tired of the snow?  Davis R. Chant Realtors has the perfect remedy as they kick off their mega popular art shows for 2011.

The February show will feature a fresh face, Photographer and Author,


Need an escape from the cold? Tired of the snow?  Davis R. Chant Realtors has the perfect remedy as they kick off their mega popular art shows for 2011.
The February show will feature a fresh face, Photographer and Author, Jacquelyn Dienst, on the Pocono art scene, who offers the colors and warmth of “Carnival Lights” and the “Promise of Spring.  The public is invited to meet and greet this new artist at a reception held in her honor on Saturday, February 5th, from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
“Now that the holidays are over, I am ready to start a fresh year with the art shows,” says George Schmitt, the Associate Broker and Office Manager for the Hemlock Farms office in Lords Valley .  “Jacquelyn has amazing photography, and we are proud to present her first solo show in the Poconos.”
Jacquelyn started her career at the age of five, when she followed her grandfather, the late Harold J. Brennan, out as he went to photograph his prize garden with a brand new camera he had just purchased.  After a few moments, the gentleman turned to discover the source of a strange clicking sound, and found his granddaughter with a toy camera mimicking his every poise and stance.  With a smile, he turned to her and traded cameras, saying, “Let’s see what you can really do.”  This kind, simple gesture started a life-long passion that has been perfected over time.
Though Jacquelyn has an AS Degree in videography and basic advertisement, her technique and study of lighting, depth, and subject have been in the self taught field of trial and error.  Jacquelyn has worked at several portrait studios, including Picture People, and Wal Mart. Her debut to the Poconos was at the successful fundraiser, Art Extravaganza, this past August.
A fascinating element, however, has been the unique advantage Jacquelyn has had in capturing her many images over the years from several states.
Her father’s life work in real estate had the family constantly moving, sometimes up to three times a year. This exposed the artist to a plethora of subjects and lighting elements to study.  Jacquelyn has also aspired to become an Author, and that dream has come true, thanks to a recent contract with Avventura Press to publish her memoirs from the last two years.
The book is about her family’s struggle and loss In this horrid economy and a mission they ran for to help the carnival workers, while the family held on to their faith and each other.  The book is due to be released approximately around the beginning of summer this year. Several of the photographs Jacquelyn will have present at the art show will be featured in the book, some are being licensed.  Jacquelyn has freelanced in 2009/10 for The Wayne Independent, freelanced briefly for Bailey Advertising and Design, and had written an article in “Connections Magazine’s” March 2010 issue.
The public can find out more information about the book at the following: www.christforcarnies.blogspot.com; and visit Jacquelyn’s photography website at: http://jacquelyndienst.weebly.com .