DIA for a Day

Here are a few photos from a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts last weekend.

My intention in this visit was to see and photograph Swoon’s “Thalassa,” which is installed in the Woodward entry way. I will be back soon to see the new Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate exhibit that just opened.

 

 

As the Seasons Change

 

As Fall’s last whispers give way to Winter’s icy breath, I thought I’d share some photos I took one Sunday afternoon in the backyard of my humble home. This first Fall season in my house was full of warm sunny days, lots of trick-or-treaters, and a family of feral calico kittens that inhabited the yard for a few weeks.

 

John King Books

On Halloween I had the day off so my best friend and I did what we loved to do, visit a bookstore. The king of them all is John King Books in Detroit. It is four stories of used books in every genre and topic anyone could ask or look for. The hand written sign and attentive staff make this place so special. In a world of shiny isles at discount stores, or super fast internet shopping, a this place brings you back to earth, to feeling, to exploring, to reading.

Holland Fall Festival 2016

 

Welcome to my photos from the Farmer’s Market and Fall Festival in Holland, Michigan, October 2016. It was a windy, and busy afternoon in Holland and the downtown was buzzing with pumpkin carving activity. Enjoy!

 

The Michigan Renaissance Festival 2016

DALLY in the ALLEY 2016

through the lens 

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Ypsilanti, MI

The Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan announces an art exhibit featuring photographs from 8 accomplished women photographers. “Through the Lens” opens on October 7, 2016 with an artist’s reception from 5-7pm, and closes on October 29, 2016.

“Through the Lens” is a collaborative effort of 8 women photographers having different points of view, and coming from different backgrounds, and all delivering work with impact.

“The show has 8 talented women photographers offering their view of what is seen when working with the camera,” said Sylvia ford, photographer, featured artist, and curator of the show. “No two are alike. The show will deliver diversity.”

The artists featured in “Through the Lens” are Amy Lockard, Lucinda Huff, Georgette Heron-Willoughby, Karen Hofmann, Linda Sorensen, Marcia Fowler, Wendy Wernet, and Sylvia Ford.

Hailing from all over Michigan, and Ohio, work from these women photographers has been recognized by and exhibited in Nature Photographer Magazine, Pure Michigan, The Rivers Edge Gallery in Wyandotte, The Scarab Club in Detroit, the Padzieski Art Gallery in Dearborn, MICA, and  Women in Photography International,, as well as newspapers and magazines throughout Michigan.

The photographs range in styles from nature and urban landscape photography, to macro photography, infrared photography, black and white and color.

“Often not considered part of the arts, we plan to show our viewers that photography has its own language and its rightful place in the world of art. “ said Ford.

On October 22 , several photographers featured in the show will also be holding an afternoon of photography lectures on subjects including running a photography business, infrared photography, matting and framing photographs, and camera basics. The lectures are free and open to the public, and offer an opportunity to ask questions of the photographers.through-the-lens-3-of-5

 

St. Clair Shores Farmers Market

Port Austin Art

Mt Clemens Ice Fest 2016