Gallery@501 exhibit features youth photography

June 7, 2018

Gallery@501 exhibit features youth photography

The Gallery@501 and the Strathcona Wilderness Centre are pleased to present the exhibit Inspired by Nature @ Summer Camp by youth photographers who attended the Adventure Photography camp last summer. This exhibit opens on June 14 and is on display in the Artrium (Community Centre) until July 30, 2018.

Photographers aged 12 to 15 worked alongside professional photographer Nadine Burdon to learn about photography, the environment and how it relates to our biodiversity. The photographic display fusing art with nature and nature with art was captured at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre-based camp.

The following photographers will be recognized for their work on June 14 at 4:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the reception at Gallery@501.

  • First place diamond winner: “Resting” by Samara Mikaluk
  • First place sapphire winner: “Just Bee-Cause” by Markus Henze
  • First place ruby winner: “Damaged Beauty” by Rayne Dzioba
  • Honourable mention: “Closet Monster” by Keegan Arndt

The exhibit was part of the Dr. Roberta Bondar 2017 Summer Camp Challenge, where campers/photographers used the camera as a tool for learning about the environment, science and art. Dr. Bondar is Canada’s first female astronaut and first neurologist in space.

More information or call 780-410-8585.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Contact:  Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595