When: Sunday, April 23
Time: 1:30 p.m.
The Bicycle Project:The Photography of Donna Lind
The Village Gallery kicks off a unique exhibit with a Meet the Artist Reception on Sunday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. Photographer, Donna Lind’s exhibit “The Bicycle Project” celebrates the bicycles in our lives, inspiring the view to remember, relate and reminisce. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display through June 1.
“My first bicycle photo was taken on a sunny fall day purely by accident,” says Donna. Up Highway 32 in a little shop in a small town, Donna stepped out the back door and there scattered among autumn leaves was a wonderful old bike. She imagined someone riding into the garden from errands, hopping off and leaning the bike against the fence for a momentary rest, never to return. Six year later and everywhere she travels, she photographs bicycles. “The Bicycle Project” was born.
Sharing her works, it became clear that many of us have a bicycle story to tell. Through those stories, she set out to gather personal stories in a collection of photos and words that can be published. The public is encouraged to share their stories and can learn more by attending the Artists Reception on Sunday, April 23 at 1:30 pm. Donna will share her personal bicycle story and how to submit your stories. You can also go to the facebook page to learn more.
Donna Lind lives in Valparaiso, Indiana with her husband Greg and their seven-year-old lab mix, Cooper. She studied fine art with a concentration in film photography at Indiana State University, and while some years have passed since then, she still loves the smell of a darkroom. Nowadays Donna’s photography is digital and her darkroom consists of a brightly painted office, a Mac computer and a stack of Scott Kelby books, but she still loves to get lost behind a camera. Her work includes everything from wedding photography, high school seniors and street photography, to travel photography, landscapes, wide-eyed children and non-profit events. Most recently she has freelanced for local publications.