A fascinating art exhibit dedicated to water in all its many forms will be opening June 1, 2010, at the Commerce Pointe Gallery in Battle Creek, Michigan. I contributed a couple of large snow crystal prints for the exhibit - which I believe are the only photographs of water as snow in the event. With a little luck, copies of The Story of Snow will be on hand at the gallery.
The opening reception will be Friday evening, June 11. The exhibit closes August 31, 2010.
For details, see a-mermaid-affair.net.
The Kalamazoo Nature Center's Buy Local Art and Gift Fair is coming up in just 2 weeks. I'll be on hand to sign books and talk about snow crystyal photography from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. The Art Fair runs from 10 to 4, and in the afternon the results of the Photoblitz contest will be unveiled. Holidays At The Homestead will also be in full swing, with live Celtic Music, horse drawn carriage rides, and other holiday festivities from the past at the historic DeLano Homestead. For more about the event, visit www.naturecenter.org.
And don't forget the December 4 art hop at Nature Connection in downtown Kalamazoo!
I just confirmed that I’ll be interviewed on the Lori Moore Show – AM 590 WKZO Kalamazoo – around 9:45 a.m. on Friday, December 4. I expect we’ll be talking about The Story of Snow, the Art Hop at Nature Connection that evening, the upcoming “Buy Local” event at that Kalamazoo Nature Center, and about anything else that comes up!
Just for the fun of it - here is a snow crystal from 12/21/2008. We've had an unusually warm fall in Kalamazoo this year, so it's hard to believe that we'll be seeing snow like this in less than a month - but I can hope!
On Friday, Decmeber 4, I'll be participating in the December Art Hop at Nature Connection - a cool nature oriented gift store located in Downtown Kalamazoo. I'll be there to sign copies of The Story of Snow, and will also have photo note cards and matted prints.
The Art Hop is from 5 - 9 on December 4, and Nature Connections is located at the corner of Lovell and Burdick. See you there there!
On November 14 I joined Coolidge J. Bligh and Gary Cialdella at Kazoo Books - a great local / independent book store - for a local author's book signing. I was there with The Story of Snow and appreciate all the folks who came by for a copy.
It was also great to catch up a bit with Gary Cialdella, whose collection of urban landscape photos called The Calumet Area: An American Place was recently published jointly by the University of Illinois and the Brauer Museum of Art. I first met Gary almost a decade ago at a workshop with Mark Klett at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art. Gary's landscape photography is very inspiring, and if ever you tire of snow crystal photos, you should take a look at his book. It's great stuff and an inspiration to all of us who love B&W landscape work.