Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Exhibit by Gay Bumgarner "A Birds Eye View" and presented by Mother Daughter Press

Winter Exhibit Gay Bumgarner Photography

Opening January 30, 2011 an exhibit featuring the nature photography of Columbia native Gay Bumgarner.   Unfortunately the predictions for heavy snow last week led us to cancel the scheduled opening and we are aware this created some confusion- our apologies!  Thanks to the hearty souls that ventured out anyway and to John at the Historical Society for welcoming them in .

But, not to miss the fun, I (Sharon) decided to extend my stay in Columbia and, snow or no snow, the show will go on so, come on out.

Time: 1:00pm
Date: Sunday, Jan 30, 2011
Location: Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa Street, Columbia, MO, 65201
Featuring: Photography by Gay McDonnell Bumgarner and printed by Sharon McDonnell her daughter.  We have a lovely collection of Gay's work and will be prepared with stories of her amazing exploits as well as the new plans for Mother-Daughter Press as we look to the future. 

This exhibit emphasizes her early work – many images not seen before. The visual display will include two main themes.  First, "behind the scenes" shows the extent that her skills and knowledge as a naturalist allowed her create environments that invited the wild creatures in for her to photograph.  To enrich your enjoyment of the images we have collected Gay's journal descriptions and augmented her first hand account with my own writings and research, and other published sources. Second we have created a collection "Faces if the Midwest" that shows the expressive faces of the animals in this environment-- from the insects to the cows.  Finally, a section of Gay's inspirational landscape images are included as well.   I hope you can attend There will be food and stories to share.  Invite your family and friends -- anyone that might be interested.   I am joined by family Dick and Tom Mendenhall.  

Selected high quality print products such as cards, mounted prints, fine art prints, and mousepads, and postage stamps will be on display and available-- in honor of the goal to include beautiful art in everyday life and its objects.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call me on my cell phone at 802-275-6544 or Jen Flink at the Boone County Historical Association at 573-443-8936.  I hope you can attend and I look forward to seeing you. 


Patti Possum-- a friendy Midwest face

1 comment:

Henry Domke said...

I hope the opening goes well! Sorry to hear that the snow caused trouble.