We had a wonderful opening reception for "The Emerging Animal" at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Unfortunately no pictures from the actual event, but the halls were bustling with scores of excited viewers, even in the face of stiff competition from a gorgeous, sunny, June Saturday.
Thank you to all those who came out and especially those who helped out with the event. Big thanks to Karen Chadwick and Margaret for coordinating the scrumptious food and drink. Thanks also to Rose Norwood and Chris Babiasz at the Kalamazoo Nature Center for guiding people our way.
The pictures below will give you a pretty good feeling for the show, although the only way to really experience it is to see it in person. It was a big thrill for me to print my work large scale - to see the Church Buck (pictured below) pretty much life size is an awesome experience, as well as the great blue heron wading through Ottawa Marsh. The animals and the photographs carry a much greater presence in this scale. I hope you can experience it firsthand.
Also, as I mentioned in an earlier post, the show was made possible by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, which basically financed the printing and framing of the show. With the financial aid of the grant, and considering it's my first, major exhibit of my photographic work, I decided to price the work to sell. That means the prices are significantly lower than what I would normally ask. So if you act now, you can reasonably afford a beautiful little piece of the wild that's ready to hang in your home.