bergenPAC’s House Photographer Presents Retrospective Of This Year’s Headliners

Relive the excitement from this year’s headliners when bergenPAC’s house photographer, Jeremy Lebled, exhibits images from his favorite concerts in The Sandy Bennett Art Gallery. He will talk with guests about his show experiences at an artist reception on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“I feel most alive the moment the lights go down. The stage is pitch-black, and the show is about to start. There is an electric atmosphere buzzing through the crowd in anticipation of the band about to hit the stage,” Jeremy said. “It can give you chills all the way up your spine. It’s the most exciting feeling in the world. Then suddenly, in the blink of an eye, the show has begun.”

Jeremy can remember when he was a little boy sitting in the backseat of his mother’s car, cruising down the three-lane highway to the Jersey Shore with the windows rolled down, wind blowing back against his hair and his mother blasting music from so many of the greats. Peter Frampton, Debbie Harry, Alice Cooper, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Thorogood, just to name a few. Ironically, Jeremy would go on to photograph many of them years later.

“I still remember my first concert as a new photographer. I realized quickly the words that my favorite high school teacher, Dennis Covello, told me was true, ‘If you love what you do, you’ll never have to work a day in your life,’” Jeremy said. “This didn’t feel like work to me. It was something I truly loved. I smiled from ear to ear the whole car ride home. God planted a seed in my heart that has continued to harvest over the past seven years over my photography career.”

Jeremy has also been published in Vogue Italia multiple times for his photography and other notable publications. Baron Wolman, Rolling Stone Magazine’s first Chief Photographer told Jeremy “You’ve got a great eye and a way with people. Follow your bliss. Stick with your passion. You’ve got a wonderful future in photography.”

A portion of the proceeds from sales of the prints support bergenPAC’s nonprofit mission. The Sandy Bennett Gallery is on the mezzanine level of bergenPAC and is open to the public 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and 12 to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

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Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community. For updates, “Like” bergenPAC on Facebook (facebook.com/#!/bergenpacfan), follow @bergenPAC on Twitter, follow us on LinkedIn and visit our website at www.bergenpac.org.

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