APRIL 22, 2008, Birds of the Upper Peninsula”, photographs by Ernesto Scott
The exhibit will run from April 22 to July 13 and can be seen in Newberry at the Singing Dog Art Gallery, part of The Old Bank Collection of Shops, 318 Newberry Ave, Newberry, MI. 906-293-9901/www.oldbankofnewberry.com
Ernesto is a Professor and Chair of the Photography Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His artwork is held in private and public collections in museums and institutions in the United States and Europe.
Ernesto was born in Camaguey, Cuba and raised in Chicago. He has been a working artist since the mid-eighties when he received his Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA. He and his wife, Patricia, have a cabin in the UP, five miles north of Newberry.
On a personal note; I have had the opportunity to meet Ernesto, his wife and his two dogs! We "met" through my Yooper Yarn site this past summer due to the reporting I was doing on the Sleeper Lake fire. I have also had the opportunity to see at least one of his photos (and you all know by now how excited I get about photography!) on display.
I hope that if you are in the area during the time of his showing that you will make a point to stop by the Old Bank Collection of Shops and view his work!
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