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Photography exhibit opens Saturday at Silver City Museum

August 11, 2014

Silver City Sun-News, N.M.

Aug. 11--SILVER CITY -- The Silver City Museum will present exquisite photographs from Michael Berman and two other, nationally accomplished artists, James Hemphill and Anthony Howell, starting Saturday, according to a news release. The photography exhibition will run through Nov. 30.

The photography exhibit's theme of wilderness will complement the Gila Wild exhibition currently showing at the museum. Each photographer journeys deep into the landscape with a unique focus on the sublime nature of the awe-inspiring and complex Southwest wilderness. Berman has achieved the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts New Mexico -- Individual Artist of 2012 and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008, according to a news release.

Through the news release, Hemphill says of his time in the Gila, "I was in the burn area of the Gila Wilderness fires and hiked more than 200 miles there. It was a surreal project and the experience will stick with me the rest of my life."

Howell's large-format photographs include early Mimbres rock panels containing numerous anthropomorphic figures and zoomorphic imagery, from as long ago as 5,000 B.C.E., according to a news release.

Visitors to the exhibit will find hands-on family fun and learning with light and color interactive experiences. Guests to the museum will have an opportunity to meet and speak with Berman from 11 a.m. to noonSept. 20.

Funding in part for all exhibits and programs at the museum is made possible by the generous support of the members and volunteers of the Silver City Museum Society, according to the news release.

The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the region's unique history. Info: 575-538-5921 or


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