The Gallery Shop in downtown Oakland is now featuring the work of local photographer Michael Petersheim in a special one-man exhibit. “The Nature of Summer” is the title of the display showcased in the newly renovated Backroom Gallery.
Petersheim is a native of western Maryland and grew up on farm just south of Oakland. He developed a love of photography in 2004 while living and studying at the University of Queensland in Australia. The different environment and lifestyle he encountered inspired him to pick up a camera and capture the images.
“I strive to create landscape or nature images containing beauty or meaning. My aim is to create pieces of art that I am happy to hang on my walls and share with others” says Pertersheim. The current collection features local scenes as well as images taken while on vacation in the Palouse region of the northwestern United States and Banff National Park in Canada. The images are mounted in a traditional manner as well as on wood, canvas or metal.
The artist will be honored at an open-to-the-public reception on Friday, April 13 from 5-7:00 pm. The exhibit will be on display until May 18 and is open during normal Gallery Shop hours of 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
The Gallery Shop is a project of Garrett County Arts Council. GCAC is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to the cultivating of a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, college and universities for arts activities. Visit www.garrettarts.com or call 301-334-6580 for more information.