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Town Hall, 2011

I’m a huge fan of the Plains Art Museum here in Fargo, N.D. Maybe it’s the beautiful space [hard wood floors meets high ceilings and lots of windows]. Maybe it’s the location [downtown Fargo where I spend most of my waking hours]. Maybe it’s the fabulous art and educational programs [you have read about vermin right!?].

In a few short weeks I will have not one, but two photographs on display at the museum as part of two different shows. “Town Hall, 2011” [pictured above] will be included in a silent art auction as part of the 2012 Spring Gala. The annual auction always features a host of local and regional artists. The gala is set for the evening of Saturday, May 5 and tickets are on sale now. Proceeds from the event benefit the museum’s educational programs.

“Hamburger Meats, 2010” [pictured below] is currently on display in the first floor gallery as part of the Art the Plains XI exhibition. I’m excited to be one of 48 artists from four states included in the show. AOP is in its 11th year and this is the third time my work has been featured in an AOP show [not bad considering I’ve only applied four times]. This year’s exhibition is up until the end of May.

If you happen to be at the Spring Gala, I’d love to say hello. The Internet is great and all, but I like people, real people better. Best, Ann

Hamburger Meats, 2010

Scotty & Princess in New Town, North Dakota

The folks at the Mpls Photo Center continue an impressive string of group shows with the “Where In The World” exhibition. This show features images by dozens of photographers from across the United States. The show juror was Toby Kamps of The Menil Collection in Houston.

I’m pleased to share that my photograph of “Scotty & Princess” [above] is among those in the exhibit. This photograph was made last March in New Town, N.D., while I was on assignment for an editorial client. This is the second time in recent months that I’ve exhibited in Minneapolis as part of a juried show. [More details are here.]

The opening reception for “Where In The World” is set for tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. I’ll be there and can’t wait to see the entire show. Best, Ann

P.S. If you don’t happen to be in Minneapolis tonight, feel free to stop by to check out “Where In The World” anytime before Nov. 27.

(Dis)covering the Veil: Visible and Invisible Spaces

Thanks to a colleague’s recommendation I stopped by Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., on Tuesday to attend an exhibit and related talk.

“[Dis]covering the Veil: Visible and Invisible Space,” curated by Jennifer Heath, is challenging, delightful, humorous and somber all rolled into one. The exhibit features the work of three dozen visual artists. It’s not just about veils in a literal sense, but also about the historical practice or act of covering. Two days later I’m still considering the exhibit and Heath’s presentation. I didn’t intend to photograph at the exhibit, but I was drawn to the piece above and how one young woman responded to it. I’m sorry to say I don’t have the artist’s name readily available.

“[Dis]covering the Veil: Visible and Invisible Space” remains on display until Sunday, Sept. 25. For more information on this exhibit, a larger exhibition connected to it or Heath’s work, visit www.TheVeilBook.com.

Best, Ann

 

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I am excited to announce that on Thursday [Aug. 4] there will be a opening reception for my exhibition Parallels: A Curious Pairing of Photographs by Ann Arbor Miller and Britta Trygstad. As the title suggests, the exhibition is a collaboration between myself and the fabulous Britta Trygstad.

We started working on this collection of photographs last July. Parallels features 18 photographs [nine by each artist] and is sure to delight viewers. The opening reception is set for 6 to 9 p.m. at DK Custom Framing @ Gallery 14 in downtown Fargo. If you can’t make it Thursday night, the exhibition will be up until the end of August.

Happy Wednesday! – Ann

"Kathy's Tulips" on display at Nichole's in downtown Fargo

A strip of earth rests between our driveway and my neighbor’s home. Each spring this bit of earth gives way to a row of tulips. Each summer colorful annuals fill the narrow void. Autumn brings fallen leaves. Winter’s snow, of course, creates a white blanket. “Kathy’s Tulips” celebrates the earth’s ability to produce in small spaces.

I submitted a variation of the above photograph printed on canvas for “Earth, Air, Fire, Water” – the theme of this year’s A Woman’s Perspective exhibit. Excerpts from the exhibit remain on display through May 21. A public reception is set for this Thursday [April 19] from 4 to 6 p.m. at Nichole’s Fine Pastry in downtown Fargo. Go for the art. Go for the food. Go for the adventure. [To view “Kathy’s Tulips” you will need to visit the women’s loo. Seriously.]

“Kathy’s Tulips” also documents a scene that has greeted me – in one form or another – for the better part of eight years. Our family has enjoyed a great house in a fabulous neighborhood with amazing neighbors. However, we’ve decided to make a change and will relocate to a new home in Fargo’s Clara Barton neighborhood in the very near future. I’m excited to have more space and three toilets as well as a dedicated creative space at home.

Here’s to new adventures! – Ann