Invited: Rural Photography

You can take the girl off the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the girl? Something like that.

Agriculture is just one of the many things I find aesthetically interesting and well worth a look through the lens. And as an Iowa farm girl now living in Louisiana, I am particularly pleased that Campus Art Gallery at Indiana University will be exhibiting two of my works in their Rural Photography show, one from my home state and one from my adopted state.

Iowa Farmstead

I don’t get home to Iowa much these days, but when I do, I usually rent a car, even though I have family there who would be happy to transport me. The drive between the airport in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and my brother’s home near Kalona, Iowa, or to meet former classmates for a reunion somewhere in the area, is always worth the price of the car.

Rice Drier, Maumas, La.

One of the things that fascinates me about Louisiana is the plethora of grain elevators and rice driers that dot the landscape. The day I approached Maumas, La., as the sun was going down, I was stopped in my tracks by the background sky and evening light bathing this weathered concrete structure in delicate pink. I imagine the good folks of Maumas thought I was nuts running up and down the shoulder of the road in search of the best angle!

Rural Photography will be exhibited in the Campus Art Gallery at 2300 S Washington St. in Kokomo, IN, Nov. 13 – Dec. 13, 2019. The opening reception is Nov. 13, 4-7 p.m.

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