The Bonifas held its first statewide photo exhibit titled "Transient Moments: Foresight to the Present". A reception and awards presentations were held Saturday, Sept. 19.
The show runs Sept. 18 – Nov. 4. It is a juried exhibit that offers a thought-provoking look at how the arts have had an enduring effect on the chronicling of history and the historical moments that shape our daily lives.
Juror Christine Flavin said she was expecting to see photos of closed and deteriorating factories in Detroit and instead found entries representing our impact on the environment.
Here are the winners:
1st Place - Craig Woerpel, Escanaba with "Chain Link"
2nd Place - Maggie Hamilton, Marquette with "Would They be Disappointed"
3rd Place - Michele Ann Wilber, Negaunee with "Lost Insight"
Chosen to be a part of the traveling show were:
Katelyn Beyett, Marquette with "Derailed"
Phyllis Carlson, Quinnesec with "Throwback Selfie"
Angela Commbs, Perkins with Sunny Side Down"
Liz Evensen, Crystal Falls with "Lost in Time on Mackinac"
Kathleen Groeneveld, Vulcan with Champion Mill Remains"
Christine Groleau, Rapid River with "Burner View 2"
Michael Hall, Escanaba with "Out on the Farm with Bubba"
Michael Hall, Escanaba with "Transcending Light"
Paul Nelson, Gwinn with "Landscapes Through Time: Quincy Mine"
Randall Nichols, Munising with "Landscape and Architecture"
Michael Olson, Escanaba with "Before and After Fossil Fuels"
Paul Arno Roase, Garden with "1949 Time Machine"
Michele Ann Wilber, Negaunee with "Lost Dime"
Michele Ann Wilber, Negaunee with "Lost Insight"
Dan Young, Escanaba with "Aground in Esky"
Award recipients will also be featured in a traveling exhibit at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island and The DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.