“20 Photographs: Land and Sea” by Jerry Basierbe.
126 Quincy Street
Houghton, MI 49913 906482233
Phone: (906) 482-2333
The new exhibition in the Copper Country Community Arts Center’s Kerredge Gallery is “20 Photographs: Land and Sea” by Jerry Basierbe. The artist is often drawn to the drama of nature and works to give it a serene otherworldly quality. He prefers to photograph in low light situations, before sunrise or after sunset in order to utilize long exposure techniques. He also tends to photograph in less than ideal weather conditions.
Jerry Basierbe was born in Detroit and grew up in southeast Michigan. His fascination with photography began at an early age when he was given an inexpensive camera and some film as a gift. In the mid 1990s he became serious about photography and began taking classes at Oakland Community College. He has taken workshops with notable photographers such as Howard Bond and John Sexton, Ansel Adams’ former assistant. His work has been shown in many group and solo photography exhibitions in Detroit and southeastern Michigan as well as several exhibitions around the United States. Jerry lives in Livonia, Michigan and has worked at Ford Motor Company as a designer since 1990.
The public is invited to a reception for the artist on Friday, September 14 from 6-8pm. Refreshments will be served. The Copper Country Community Arts Center is located at 126 Quincy Street in Hancock. The exhibition is supported by a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and will be on display through September 29. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10-6pm and Saturdays 10-2pm. For more information call (906) 482-2333 or visit the website: coppercountryarts.com