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My Northfield photo exhibit opens with a reception on Sept. 9 at the Northfield Senior Center

Griff Wigley, Northfield Senior Center Gallery Exhibit, 2013 Patsy DewCard-FrancisWigley

My Northfield photography exhibit (Near-Far Northfield) opens in the Northfield Senior Center Gallery next Monday, September 9 with a reception from 5-7 pm.  The exhibit runs through Oct. 13.

(Naturally, I have a new Northfield Photos blog and a @NfldMNPhotos Twitter feed.)

Senior Center Assistant Director Patsy Dew (who has her own Patsy Dew Pix photography website) asked me to submit a blurb for the show. I wrote:

Fall colors Bridge Square, Northfield. © Griff WigleyI started taking photos of Northfield and its community events in 2003 and publishing them on the Northfield.org and Locally Grown Northfield website. My online gallery has over 300 albums with 15,000+ photos. For this exhibit, I have selected images that feature close-ups of various objects with identifiable scenes of Northfield in the background.

All but one of the photos in the exhibit are Northfield-themed macros, hence the show title Near-Far Northfield. The photo above of the flower on Bridge Square with the First National Bank of Northfield in the background is one that Patsy selected for the show’s publicity post cards.  And yes, the photos in the show will be for sale.

For the reception and month-long show, I’m teamed up with friend and Northfield artist Joyce Francis. The blurb on her work:

Joyce Francis - Northfield Patch photoJoyce Francis is an artist with a passion for a newly discovered medium: gel printing. She writes, “I got hooked in early June and have spent the entire summer totally obsessed with gel-plate printing. This mono printing process is full of magical surprises. Even though the artist has control over the design idea one never knows for sure what will be revealed when the paper is pulled off the plate. The possibilities are endless. “ Francis will be demonstrating this process at the opening reception on Sept 9.

I blogged about Joyce on my Locally Grown Northfield blog back in May 2007 when she displayed her calligraphy at the HideAway. Northfield Patch had an article about her artisan bookmaking back in January of 2012.

Patsy Dew wants you to attend the artists reception for the Third Annual Senior Open. Me, too.

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After publishing 20,000+ Northfield-related photos in the past decade, I decided to include one in the Third Annual Senior Open, now open at the Northfield Senior Center through Jan. 6.  Patsy Dew has once again organized an outstanding group of geezers to display one item from our work: 

Jim Haas, Beverly Watson, Ruth Meliza, Marsha Kitchel, Riki Kolbl Nelson, Mary Ruth, Maryrose Gondeck, Patsy Dew, Barb Cleare, Sandy Dinse, Fred Gustafson, Mac Gimse, Kathy Anderson, Marj Gruszewski, John Walters, Larry Torgeson, Greg Smith, Donna Jackson, Walter See, Beverly Steberg, Bob Oates, Pat Oates, Linda Bliese, Sharon Bornhott.

And next Tuesday, Dec. 4, there’s a reception for the artists from 4-6 pm.  If you show up, I just might take your photo.

Photo album – Northfield Ties: A Photography Invitational

Last night the NAG hosted the opening reception for Northfield Ties: A Photography Invitational.

Patsy Dew and Meg OjalaThis exhibit, curated by Patsy Dew and Meg Ojala, features the work of 13 photographers who have ties to Northfield. Digital, black and white, color, and panorama shots show the diverse range of photography being done in and around Northfield.

Artists exhibiting are Patsy Dew, Scott Forsgren, Doug Foxgrover, Beret Griffith, Dennis McClintock, Meg Ojala, David Perez, Craig Perman, Stephanie L. Rogers, Linda Rossi, Leslie Schultz, Katie Shorey, and Cate Vermeland.

See my album of 28 photos, view the large slideshow (recommended), or SLOW CLICK this small slideshow:

Patsy Dew photography exhibit now at the HideAway Coffeehouse and Winebar

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Northfield photographer Patsy Dew is exhibiting some of her photos at the HideAway Coffeehouse and Winebar

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See more of her photos on her Patsy Dew Pix website. I cropped the photo of Patsy on the right from this photo of her, part of the Patsy’s Party at the Arts Guild Flickr album, one of the Northfield.org Flickr albums.  It’s not clear who took the photos. The album description from Sept. 2006 reads:

The Fond Farewell Party for Patsy Dew at the Arts Guild this past Friday night (9-22) was great fun. Patsy has left her position of Program Director at the Guild, and after 15 years of her work you can bet there were lots of people with stories to share and tributes to make. Some theater folks did a surprise reprise of one of Patsy’s theater roles, and another group put together a slide show of some of her moments on stage as actor or director. There were dance performances, limericks and poetry, lots of good food and fun. Here are some pics!

Jan-Feb issue of Redoux Home hits the newstands

The Jan-Feb 2011 issue of Redoux Home is out.  The bi-monthly publication, which debuted last summer, is published by Nichole Day Diggins, Flying Pan Productions. Elizabeth Child is the editor.

redoux home jan-feb 2011redoux home is an innovative home and garden lifestyle magazine that speaks to where you live.

Our goal is to bring fresh perspectives, inspiration and sustainable ideas to readers in the Northfield, Faribault, Dundas, Cannon Falls and Red Wing areas.

Hoar frost photos in Redoux Home

The new issue includes some hoar frost photos by Patsy Dew and yours truly.