Photographer Steve Brimm with tree. (Photo © SteveBrimmphotography and courtesy Copper Country Community Arts Center)
HANCOCK -- The new exhibition in the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery, "The Trees Have Souls," features photography by Copper Harbor artist, Steve Brimm. The exhibition, on display through Dec. 24, brings together images of trees from the artist’s travels to Yellowstone and the coast of North Carolina and from his own backyard in the Keweenaw.
The public is invited to a reception to see the art, meet the artist, and enjoy refreshments from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11.
"Putting together this exhibit I was surprised by how many different varieties of trees have graced the front of my lens," Brimm says, "each with its own unique personality -- at least to me."
Steve Brimm sees trees as animate beings and invites viewers to see his work and explore how the photographs make them feel -- to assign to each an emotion or a physical feeling.
"Lying on the forest floor, peering up at their lofty tops, I imagine what they may be thinking, or saying to each other," he notes.
This program is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Community Arts Center is at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. For more information call (906) 482-2333 or visit the website www.coppercountryarts.com.