Friday, February 12, 2016
It was a great feeling to be asked to do my first solo exhibition. I owe many thanks to Judy Tucknes Board Member Lenexa Arts Council and Susanne Neely Recreation Supervisisor City of Lenexa - Parks & Recreation Department.
When asked to do the exhibit I immediately thought of my many trips to Lake Lenexa at Black Hoof Park and why not show off one of the city's beautiful park and nature trails. The vision for Black Hoof Park began in the early 1990s with the purchase of 80 acres where Lake Lenexa is located today. Since then, the park has grown into what is now a beautiful preserve of forest, prairie, streamways and wetlands. You can experience beautiful nature and a wide variety of wildlife at Black Hoof Park – you may see deer, coyotes, red foxes, lizards, frogs, butterflies, muskrats, beaver and birds. For a complete description please access the following link; http://www.lenexa.com/Assets/departments/parks/pdfs/black_hoof_brochure.pdf
Many of my supporters from the Heartland Art Guild and the Digital Dimensions and Beyond - A Kansas City Metropolitan Photographic Society and Camera Club attended the reception.
A lot of the viewer comments centered on the clarity and detail of the photographs. Every photographer wants to create a reaction from the viewer and leave him with the feeling of a magical moment.
The best photographs evoke a response, a feeling in the viewer. What you see is my emotional response to the subject.
The venue within the City Council Chambers is outstanding plus Lenexa has an outstanding Arts Council. The Arts Council was most helpful in planning and setting up my exhibit. My heartfelt thanks go out to the City of Lenexa for this opportunity. It is a great experience. The exhibit runs thru March at Lenexa city Hall Art Gallery - 12350 W. 87th Street Lenexa, Kansas and can be viewed during normal business hours.
You can view all of my photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bill_l_coulter/