Hersteading

HERsteading at Brookside Museum

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HERsteading is on view, this time at Brookside Museum, part of the Saratoga County Historical Society through August 1st.

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 7, 5-8pm
Brookside Museum, 6 Charlton Street, Ballston Spa, NY

Brookside is a little gem of a museum upstate NY and it feels really right to have this show there. The more I mull over this series, the more I want to dive in deeper. For now, I added more captions, excerpts from Jenna’s writing that I feel reflect her life and message: find a way to live the life you desire most. Then, shine bright and strong. Don’t surrender or settle.

…We need to help each other shine. We do it through memory and kindness, second chances, love and forgiveness. You don’t have to believe in anything to be part of those things. All of us can take a moment to think about what inside us needs to change, and who we love that we don’t want to let down, and to be grateful we’re still alive to do those things.
–Jenna Woginrich, excerpt from Luceo non Uro, Cold Antler Farm blog)

I am so pleased to exhibit at Brookside Museum, thanks to the Saratoga Arts Art in Public Places program.

The museum will be carrying the exhibition catalogue and the large gift cards from the series which are signed on the back by Jenna (Cold Antler Farm) and I! They are also available here if you can’t make the show in person.

More about HERsteading here:

Hunting with Hawks

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I love the title of this article by Christopher McDougall. I also love that images from my series Hersteading: Cold Antler Farm were chosen to accompany his words in the New York Times. It is a short and insightful article with depth–not easy to do because Jenna Woginrich, the girl that hunts with hawks, is such a complex renaissance woman.

Yet he managed to capture her humor too. For as serious as she is with caring for her animals, there is always laughter and a bit of the absurd. For example, her last two hawks were named after actresses she admires, Anna Kendrick and Aya Cash:

“I have got to stop naming hawks after people,” Jenna says. “It’s really going to mess up their Google results. Someone out there is going to find my stuff online and think the star of ‘Pitch Perfect’ killed a mouse in my living room.”

So grateful to Jenna for letting me photograph her world; there’s never a dull moment.

To read Christopher’s full article in the NYT (you should), click here.

If you would like to own the book from the Hersteading exhibition (you know you do!), click HERE or the button below. It’s 38 pages of strength, struggle, sass and dedication.

If you prefer smaller and sharable images, Jenna and I partnered on this set of giftcards, here. But by all means, if you love to read be sure to check out Jenna’s blog, as she is also the girl that tells stories.

I need that photo of the hawk!

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Hersteading Gift Cards (set of 5)One of the most common comments I hear about my Hersteading: Cold Antler Farm series is:

Is that a REAL HAWK? 

followed by,

I need that photo!   

Well folks, here’s your chance. Jenna (Cold Antler Farm) and I have joined forces again this Solstice to create a new set of 5×7″ gift cards. It’s a limited edition, and last year’s sold out fairly quickly, so go ahead and peruse your options in my new STORE.

If you are looking for framed prints or want to see your options in person, head on over to LARAC, where I’m part of the Holiday Shop through Dec 24th (love how they take us procrastinators into account! Evening hours on Dec 22 too). I have work there ranging from $5 (cards) to $200 for larger framed photos.

For matted prints, check out the Gift Shop at Saratoga Arts, also carrying my work – AND, the framed prints on view at Saratoga Springs Public Library are also available for purchase through them until December 31st. Oh, and I’m not done yet! The exhibition Sul do Brasil at Berimbau in NYC was extended until the end of January (and yes, you can have one of those too).

Happy holidays to all!

PS – and speaking of Holidays, Jenna is also featured in the Holiday issue of Simply Saratoga, along with some of my photos (p68-71)

Magazine spread of Jenna & I, Simply Saratoga Magazine

 

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