By Eric Horan
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Featured Artist -- Eric Horan
February 26 to April 29, 2017
Reception and Book Signing: March 3rd, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
BAA Gallery (913 Bay St.)
A photographic exhibition by commercial and environmental photographer Eric Horan entitled, “Beholding Nature” will be featured at the Beaufort Art Association (BAA) from Feb. 26 through April 29. An opening reception and book signing will be held at the Gallery at 913 Bay Street in Beaufort on Friday, March 3, from 5 to 7:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. There will also be on exhibit the work of 65 other local artists, who are members of the Gallery. The public is invited.
"Eric's photographs transport us into the boat, on the shore & knee-deep into the marsh."
A graduate of Colorado Mountain College with a degree in commercial art and photography, Eric took his first job documenting wildlife for the Colorado Fish, Game & Parks Department. This opened the door to a life-long study of photography and nature. His freelance work has appeared in Business Week, Southern Living, New York Times Sunday Travel, and many others, including the cover of Smithsonian. Book publishers include Fodor’s, National Geographic Books, and his own, Carolina Nature. His latest coffee table book Beholding Nature is a collective portrait of the southeast coastal region.
His nature photography is recognized throughout the Carolinas and Georgia in part by his wildlife portraits, sky, land and water scenes showcased in Lowcountry Calendar, which was published annually from 2001 to 2012. The calendar won national calendar awards each of the last eight years in print.
“After a little study into the natural world, the interconnectedness of all within is revealed” he said. For instance, “Wildlife movements and migrations are predicated on basic instincts and species preservation; things like food, shelter and procreation. “Finding a particular species at any time of year requires answering a few basic questions like; where is their winter range, where do they rest and nest and raise young, what is the source of food there. The title Eric’s book and this exhibit reflects the value and passion in doing this work and becoming a student and observer of the wildlife.”
“This combined with the ongoing practice of my photographic skills has raised my consciousness, and hopefully made me a better wildlife photographer” he continued. “I hope the work will serve to inspire others to witness the magic of nature every day.”
Chartered in 1957, the Beaufort Art Association is a tax-exempt membership organization. Currently, there are around 175 local artists who are members, 65 of whom exhibit in the Gallery. To find out more, call (843) 521-4444, or go to our website at www.beaufortartassociation.com