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lindsay – Those appreciative of local art will have the opportunity to take in some of the beauty produced by one of their own, Virginia (Ginny) Wilson. Her exhibit opens on Sunday, July 30, 2017 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will run through the month of August at the Lindsay Museum and Gallery 165 N. Gale Hill Ave. in Lindsay. Gallery hours are Friday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Wilson was born and raised in the wooded, rolling countryside of southwestern Michigan. She rode her horse along back country roads, drinking in the lush green atmosphere of nature. Ginny went to the local public schools, and after high school graduation, attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, majoring in Political Science. Photography was just a blip on the horizon until she spent college summers as a camp counselor in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the shadows of the Grand Teton Mountains.

The grandeur of the landscape gave rise to a desire to capture the scenery on film. A serious interest in photography grew, leading campers on horseback into the back country of Yellowstone National Park, and sleeping under the stars. Romance also bloomed when she met her husband-to-be there, followed by marriage and three children, and making a home in Lindsay.

The art department and courses in photography at Porterville College encouraged further exploration with the camera. Wilson ultimately taught evening classes in photography at the College.

After establishing Blue Ridge Photography as a business and selling her work at local art shows, Ginny’s reputation expanded to include other Tulare County communities, and opportunities to show and market her work in Fresno. Her subjects were always nature-based, but her attention expanded to reflect a growing interest in the architecture of small towns in Europe with their winding streets and charming buildings.

Wilson and her husband Jim (50+ years married) have relocated to be closer to grandchildren in Visalia. Contact with Wilson’s photography will be limited to Arts Visalia, where special requests may be made.

For more information call 559-359-3410.

Most photographs will be for sale. There will also be matted photographs of various sizes for sale.

 

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