HAWLEY - The Looking Glass Art Gallery in the historic Hawley Silk Mill will present “Wild Beauty: The Artful Nature of Shenandoah National Park,” featuring the work of photographer Sandy Long. The exhibit will run June 13 through 27, with an opening reception on Friday, June 12, from 5 to 8 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
Long, of Pike County, was named the first ever Artist-In-Residence at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia in September 2014. During her ensuing 12-day residency, she states that she engaged in a “daily photographic interface” to capture the spirit of the iconic 200,000-acre park.
Long’s residency celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the importance of preserving wild lands. “Wild Beauty” is a selection of photos, curated by Long, from her time in the Park.
A portion of all “Wild Beauty” sales will be gifted to the Shenandoah National Park Trust, the official philanthropic foundation supporting Shenandoah National Park and its artist-in-residence program.
Beyond her work in Shenandoah, Long’s photography has always been influenced by her interaction with the natural world. Her love for her home in the Upper Delaware River region is expressed in the images on her website SandyLongPhotos.com.
For more information about “Wild Beauty” contact Long at sandy@heronseye.com or 570-647-6406.
The Looking Glass Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Hawley Silk Mill, at 8 Silk Mill Drive. For more information, contact Juan Espino at lookglassart@gmail.com or 570-226-0782.