Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SNRAS to host First Friday photography show

SNRAS graduate student Heidi Hatcher (pictured above) wants to share her photography with the public and will have the chance to do so at a First Friday show hosted by SNRAS. The event is set for Feb. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. in O’Neill 305.

The show will emphasize Hatcher’s wildlife and adventure shots. “I’m going to cover Alaska for this show,” Hatcher said. “It will have a natural resources theme.”

While attending middle school in North Carolina, Hatcher took a black and white film photography class, which got her hooked on photography for life. Hatcher Photography began in 2004 when she sold prints at local craft fairs near Appalachian State University. Her work was showcased in several art galleries near Boone, N.C.

Since arriving in Alaska in 2010 to pursue a master’s degree in natural resources management, Hatcher has found endless sources of beauty and adventure to photograph.

“Photography is so fun,” Hatcher said. “I love comparing images and getting neat shots. My goal is to share the experiences and beauty I see out in the world.

She was sharing her work at a campus holiday bazaar last fall when Martha Westphal, SNRAS administrative coordinator, saw Hatcher’s work and invited her to do a First Friday showing.

Everyone is welcome to attend the show, and refreshments will be served. During the same timeframe on Feb. 1, the Biology and Wildlife Grad Student Association is also hosting a First Friday Art Walk in the Irving Building next door to O’Neill. Visitors are encouraged to stop by both shows. Parking is free after 5 p.m.

For more information, call 474-7188.

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