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Artist Reception for Shane Booth and Book Talk with Alan Wilkinson

Artist Reception for Shane Booth and Book Talk with Alan Wilkinson

Saturday, June 25, 2016 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Red Cloud Opera House
413 North Webster Street
Red Cloud, NE 68970
"Windmill" by Shane Booth

Join us five miles south of Red Cloud at the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie beginning at 9:30 AM as photographer, Shane Booth, and WCF education director, Tracy Tucker, lead a morning hike. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture the prairie in its spring splendor. Saturday's events will continue with an artist reception for Shane Booth and a book talk with Alan Wilkinson. Beginning at 4:00 PM, attendees will meet and hear about the work of photographer Shane Booth, who uses an 1867 studio camera and Voightlander lens to make his photographs. Author Alan Wilkinson, will read from his book, The Red House on the Niobrara.

Times for these free events are:

9:30 AM – Prairie photo walk at the Willa Cather Memorial Prairie with Shane Booth

4:00 – 6:00 PM – Artist reception for Shane Booth and Alan Wilkinson with remarks and reading beginning at 5:00 PM

Shane Booth is a talented photographer who uses an 1867 8x10 studio camera and Voightlander lens to make his photographs. His work evokes a feeling of nostalgia that asks the viewer to consider the history of the state over the past 150 years.. Shane Booth, a native of Nebraska, is an associate professor of visual arts at Fayetteville State University. He earned a Master’s of Fine Arts in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a bachelor’s degree in Art from Nebraska Wesleyan University. His work can be found in several publications and in galleries all over the United States.

Alan Wilkinson has written for TV and radio, was a Writer in Residence with the Kerouac Project and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, and has worked as a reader of nonfiction for Britain’s foremost literary consultancy, TLC. In 2011, Wilkinson was awarded a prestigious Wingate Scholarship and spent six months alone on a cattle ranch in remote western Nebraska considering the landscape and the life of one of the region's greatest writers, Mari Sandoz. His blog from that time formed the basis of the book, The Red House on the Niobrara, which is based on the months he spent living in a remote Sandhills cabin.