Student art exhibition at Café Ruche raises money for charity

The art work of 36 Wilton High School advanced photography students will be on display at Café Ruche, 101 Old Ridgefield Road, until Thursday, June 11.
The student exhibition, which opened May 1, displays still life, sports, animal and travel photography, edited by students using Photoshop and Lightroom.
Some of the editing techniques on display include altered saturation, mirror image, hand coloring, tilt shift and radial blur.
The show also features some examples of infrared photography — photographs taken using a digital SLR camera that have been converted to photograph the infrared region of the light spectrum.
Infrared photography offers the opportunity to explore “the world of the unseen” because the naked eye cannot see infrared light, which lies just beyond what is classified as the “visible” spectrum of light.
The colors of infrared are determined by the reflection and absorption of light, as well as the differences in temperature between an object and its environment.
The most dramatic results are shown in outdoor scenes, where green foliage and the surrounding background take on a dream-like, surreal quality.
The students are excited to share their work with the public and wish for all artwork on display to be sold to raise money for Operation Smile, a nonprofit medical service that provides cleft lip and palate repair surgeries to children worldwide.
The student art show can be viewed during Café Ruche’s hours of operation:

  • Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To learn more about Operation Smile, visit: