WMU alum's nature photography shown through October, reception set

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Photo of a large tree.

Kallie Strazdas' photography is on display through October.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A Western Michigan University alumna is showcasing her nature photography through October at her alma mater.

Kallerine "Kallie" Strazdas, is a 2014 graduate of WMU's College of Fine Arts and is currently displaying her nature photography in the College of Health and Human Services second floor art gallery. She will be present at a reception in the gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6. The event is free and open to the public, with free parking available in Lot 104.

About the show

Titled "Nature's Embrace," the exhibit is a unique collection of landscape images that celebrate the environment. Strazdas uses Photoshop to manipulate digital photographs, presenting unusual, quirky perspectives that deviate from traditional landscape pictures.

"They aren't the stereotypical landscape picture—they're a bit peculiar," she says, "but so am I."

Strazdas refers to the photographs in the exhibit as fun "tree-hugging images" that speak of her love for nature. She hopes that her works provoke a reaction and encourage others to be interested in the environment. In earning her degree, she concentrated in photography and "intermedia," and many of her images were displayed at the 2014 Art Prize in Grand Rapids.

The public is invited to view the exhibit from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday except for Saturday WMU football home games through Friday, Oct. 30.

For more information, contact Gay Walker at gay.walker@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3839.

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