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:

Cold Antler Farm Note Cards

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Snow Mustache, 2015

Snow Mustache, 2015

Some of you know that I have been photographing this amazing young woman that owns Cold Antler Farm in upstate NY, near the Vermont border. She’s the definition of moxie. Like many artists (she’s also a writer) Jenna Woginrich is making a go of it, doing what she loves. Which is why we came up with the notecard idea.

The set of 8 cards are printed on archival paper, and are signed on the back by Jenna and myself. The images show the sassiness of some of her animals and the serenity of the home she has made at Cold Antler Farm. Those of you that have read her books or follow her blog will instantly recognize Merlin looking like a hairy mammoth with a snow-mustache, Ida giving attitude, or Sal with his Einstein-hairdo.

Snag your set of cards  while they last, and mail them to someone that deserves something a lot more special than a mass-produced hallmark card, gift the set (’tis the season!), horde them for yourself or frame them!

And if you want to learn more about Jenna, the geekiest down-to-earth techie-homesteader I know…check out her books and her blog. You can also follow her on Facebook, TwitterYouTube and read her articles in the Huffington Post or The Guardian.