June 1 – June 30, 2019
the supercharged quilts of Brian Clements
more details to come
Join us at the Orphanage for our first art exhibition:
Capturing Rural Colorado…
The Photography of Matt Vincent
Opening reception – March 30, 2019 – 3-7pm
Wine, Beer, Hors d’oeuvres, meet the Photographer
Exhibition runs March 31 through April 30
About the Photographer:
“Capturing Rural Colorado” is a visual celebration of rural life and landscapes from local writer and photographer Matt Vincent, a fifth-generation native of Yuma, who graduated from Yuma High School in 1975 and from the University of Colorado School of Journalism in 1980.
In 1982 he moved to southeast Texas and was hired as an outdoor writer by the Houston Post. There, he began photographing and freelance writing for outdoor publications like Gulf Tide, Texas Fisherman, Field & Stream and Outdoor Life. In 1999 the American Sportfishing Association recognized him as the nation’s top outdoor communicator for his body of work as editor of BASS Times, a publication he designed and created for the Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society.
After retiring from ESPN Outdoors in 2005, he poured his free time into outdoor photography and writing about local and regional history. For the past seven years he has served as a volunteer for the Yuma Museum, providing historical content for the museum’s Facebook Page. Recent articles written by him have also appeared in Wild West Magazine, Nebraska Life and Colorado Life and his photography has been published in several national magazines, as well.
In his spare time, he travels the back roads of rural Colorado, looking for things to shoot – with his Canon camera, of course.
“Hopefully, these photographs will remind us about how fortunate we are to occupy this amazing place on the plains and why we call ourselves ‘flatland proud.’
“Thousands of people either fly over or drive through the eastern half of Colorado every day. In the process they never really see the full beauty of the plains. Best advice I could give them: Put your foot on the brake, man. You might be pleasantly surprised by what you find between Kansas and the Rocky Mountains.”
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The opening reception drew over 200 visitors. The food was tremendous, thank you to everyone who helped make our very first exhibit a big success.