The Benzie Conservation District is celebrating its 71st Annual Meeting on Thurs, November 17, from 4 to 6pm at Stormcloud Brewing Co. in Frankfort. The public is invited to experience the wonderment of Charles St. Charles’ artistic eye as he presents photographic images of the natural world.
Award-winning nature photographer, and photography instructor, Charles St. Charles, has shared his work with hundreds of classrooms and boardrooms across the county. His art has been purchased and displayed in six continents. He tries to reach a number of goals through his photography; to make people more aware of the beauty all around them, to help people better understand nature, and to encourage people to be open and share what is most precious in the world.
Charles speaks candidly about the images in his catalog, Nature of the Wild:
These were made during the last year when I split my time between my home in Michigan and travels around the continent working on a North American Migrations project. It has been an incredible year. I witnessed everything from millions of Monarch Butterflies in Mexico, to pods of Humpback Whales in the Pacific, to a sky completely filled with cranes and snow geese in Bosque Del Apache. I photographed endangered Green Turtles and dolphins in Hawaii, eagles Alaska, and loons in Michigan. I captured images of carpets of wildflowers that went on for a mile in the Mojave Desert and then I returned home to photograph carpets of Trilliums within miles of my home. Whether I am home or on the road I find beauty all around me. And I feel honored to be able to share what I see with you. I hope that the fleeting moments that I captured will result in images that you enjoy for a lifetime.
More information on Charles’ work can be found at www.natureofthewild.com.
Local students, their families, and community members are all welcome to enjoy this free event taking place at Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort, Michigan on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Light refreshments will be provided, and of course Stormcloud offers a variety of brews and yummy food to purchase.