August 11, 2011 |

Horn photography exhibit opens Friday

An exhibit of photographs by Ron Horn will open at the Sheldon Museum with a public reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.

Horn’s "Natural Art: Digital Photographs of Haines Wildlife and Landscapes" display will run through Sept. 23 and is the third and final Six-Week Spotlight exhibit of the season.

The Six-Week Spotlight is an opportunity to see Horn’s photographs in large-format prints up to 20 by 30 inches. Horn will show about 20 pieces, featuring the aurora borealis, bears, Bohemian waxwings, eagles, puffins, whales, and other landscapes and wildlife.

Horn came to Haines as a pastor in the fall of 2003. After six months in Alaska, he purchased his first digital camera to capture scenery and wildlife.

Mostly self-taught, Horn is a regular contributor to the Chilkat Valley News and his photographs have appeared in Alaska Airlines Magazine, the Anchorage Daily News, Birder’s World and the Juneau Empire. He was the American Bald Eagle Foundation’s photographer of the year in 2009.

Horn also has instructed community education classes and at regional photography workshops.

The Six-Week Spotlight series began in 2007 under the direction of former museum director Addison Field, who oversaw the creation of the Elisabeth S. Hakkinen Gallery, a space for temporary exhibits. Over the past three years, twelve artists have shown their work individually and in pairs.

This year’s juror was Paul Gardinier, the curator of exhibitions for the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. Gardinier selected three exhibits for the season.

For more information, call 766-2366.