Exhibit to feature Farrell’s photos

"White River Big Cottonwood Bend" by Michael Farrell.
"White River Big Cottonwood Bend" by Michael Farrell.

Great Plains Art Museum will present a new exhibition, “Westward Bound: Big Color Landscape Photographs,” by Michael Farrell. The exhibition will run Oct. 5 to Dec. 9 and the artist will be present for a First Friday reception 5-7 p.m. Oct. 5.

Michael Farrell has been practicing his fine art photography for more than 40 years, and his works are included in collections of the Museum of Nebraska Art, the Joslyn Art Museum, and the Great Plains Art Museum. He holds a master’s degree from the Institute of Design at Chicago, and has been a resident of Lincoln since 1972. Farrell is television production manager for NET Television and also adjunct faculty in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at UNL.

The exhibition represents a turning point in Farrell’s artistic career: the shift from black and white to color.

“Michael Farrell is a precision technician when it comes to all aspects of landscape photography: from site composition to camera and darkroom process to final print,” said Amber Mohr, museum curator. “He has a high regard for the history and traditional craft of photography, so I was intrigued when he first told me he would be working in color and utilizing digital technology. However, he incorporated the newer technologies very selectively.”

For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/0xd.

The Great Plains Art Museum is open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1:30-5 p.m. Sundays (closed Mondays, holiday weekends and between exhibitions). There is no admission charge.