FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER
Operated by St. Gabriel's Hospital, the Family Medical Center houses a satellite gallery on its first floor.
811 2nd St. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345 | Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
It Was All a Dream
On display October–December
Images linger—imaginary, real, or somewhere between. The veil of sleep begins to lift. Your dream softly fades into the awakening light of day.
If I can create an image that resonates with emotion or a memory for me, then I have a chance for the viewer to feel something, too. This is the overarching sentiment of my work. As a photographic artist, I am not limited to a literal interpretation of the world—reality, vision, and imagination all play a part in my work. What attracts me to each subject or idea can be different — beauty, color, light, texture, form, or emotion. In addition to creating photographs of nature, my conceptual photography opens up a whole new world where imagination reigns. It lets me expand my creativity beyond nature, while often still including it. The artistic tools I use to create my images vary — the choice of a digital or film camera, composition, lighting, lens, aperture, and shutter speed are the foundation of the image, plus creative time spent on the computer to fulfill my vision for what I captured. The photographic art you see is the culmination of a myriad of choices along the way.
Barb Kellogg, of Avon, Minnesota, is a photographic artist specializing in nature who creates elegant and timeless images. She is not a photography purist — her style ranges from imaginative to literal. Barb loves photographing flowers, but can't ignore the dignified nature of trees, either. In addition to creating photographs of nature, her conceptual photography opens up a whole new world where where imagination reigns. It lets her expand her creativity beyond nature, while often still including it. Barb's primary photographic medium is digital, and has recently begun incorporating film into her creative repertoire.
Barb is self taught through online education, books, workshops, help from fellow photographers, and ongoing practice.
She has been part of several juried group exhibits in Minnesota: Arts in Harmony (2015, 2016, and 2017), including being selected for their Traveling Exhibit, “Arts North”, at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis (2017); Essential Art in St. Cloud (2015 and 2017); and the Paramount Juried Art Exhibit in St. Cloud (2016 and 2017). Her photograph Pelicans on a Lake received an honorable mention from juror Stan Tekiela in 2015 at the Elk River Arts Alliance Photography exhibit. Barb has had several solo art events in the St. Cloud area, including her recent exhibit titled “When We Open Our Eyes”. She also serves as a board member for Avon Area Arts, a local non-profit arts organization in Avon, Minnesota.
Current and upcoming photography projects include increasing her knowledge of photographing with film, an exploration of mental health and what it feels like, and developing a book of her photographs. To view more of Barb Kellogg's art, visit her website or Facebook.
MORRISON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER
Our satellite gallery at this historic landmark is housed on the second floor outside the courthouse.
213 1st Ave. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345 | Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday: 9 - 11 a.m.
On display October–December
Photographer Al Pike grew up in Little Falls Minnesota living less than a two minute drive from the boyhood home of aviator Charles Lindbergh, and is a
1960 graduate of Little Falls High School. During his high school years he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, and upon graduation joined the United States Air Force, and learned to fly in an Air Force Aero Club. Eyesight prevented him from pursuing the Congressional nomination to the Air Force Academy he received, and a flying career in the Air Force. It was while in the service that he purchased his first 35mm camera. Flying and photography has been a continued calling.
After attending Northwestern University he had a long career as a board certified prosthetist which saw him in a number of national leadership roles that included beingelected President of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. In 2012 he retired from the practice of prosthetics to pursue his continuing interest in photography wanting to share his love of aviation through the lens of a camera.
His aviation themed digital photography has won awards, been published in magazines and calendars, on display in galleries. He now lives with his wife Carol Ann in Minnetonka Minnesota and has been a longtime member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and in recent years a member of the International Society for Aviation Photography.
See more of Al's work at his website.