Great News

I’m delighted to report that I’ve received an Emerging Artist grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) to produce a new photography exhibit. The project that I will fund with this grant is an extension of my earlier Light Chaser exhibit held at Gallery 24 in April, 2018. As part of the grant, I’ve set these goals:

First, I have the goal of producing at least ten new photographic works related to my theme. My current vision is that these will be black and white photographs shot with film, and self-developed. I have the materials and experience to do this already. The content of the photographs will feature landscapes, sun, moon, and stars, and will interpret written passages from historical scientific figures. Second, I have a goal of conducting two family-friendly workshops for parents and children in which I encourage them to mingle art and science with resources they already own or have at home. Third, I have a goal of holding an art reception capstone event that features my photographs and builds upon the experience of the workshops. Finally, I have the goal of building a companion website for my project that features the art and science results of the attendees of my workshops and reception, allowing the project to live on past the terms of the grant.

My capstone exhibit will be at the Rochester Art Center in July, 2019. Stay tuned for more info as the project progresses.

October Highlights

October turned out to be a month filled with photography, music, and family. Previously, I presented you with some of my first attempts at taking a star trail photo at Kinstone. Since then I went out a second time to try again, and I have to say I was very pleased with the outcome.

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September Memories

[An update of a blog originally published in September, 2015]

September, 2015, was a great month photographically. Early in the month we were in northwestern Minnesota in farm country, where I always come away with some fun shots. This year’s highlight was a sunrise on a morning with low fog. Continue reading “September Memories”

It’s All Happening at the Zoo!

[Originally published October, 2015]

Will the zoo ever go out of style? I don’t think so!

I grew up with the Como Zoo and Conservatory as a major player in my childhood experience. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Como Zoo was a small urban zoo, and by today’s standards somewhat below expectation as far as providing a quality habitat for the animals.

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Beautiful Day in the Park

[Originally published August, 2015]

Minnesota has fabulous state parks. You appreciate that when you compare camping in a state park to camping in a private campground. We recently spent the day with Jan’s sister and brother-in-law at Great River Bluffs State Park just south of Winona.

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