Arkansas Images: Flowers, Feathers, and Fur Exhibit by Sid Gipson
November 1 - November 30 2016
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily, Magnolia Room
Sid Gipson, a native Arkansan from Benton, is a completely self-taught photographer, with no formal training in photography. He says the only setting he uses on his camera is “dummy mode” (fully automatic).
Sid’s main focus is nature photography. He loves working in nature because of its constant state of change, and his pictures capture the subjects at a specific moment in time. He also enjoys the challenge of nature photography, especially wildlife, because many times the opportunity to capture a clear picture lasts for only a few seconds.
Sid takes a very simple approach to photography, taking pictures of things that are pretty, interesting, and often unusual. He strives to capture the details of a special moment, and then share the beauty and magic of the moment with others. He describes many of his pictures as “up close and personal”, revealing the amazing beauty in the details that we often overlook.
The preservation of plants, flowers, birds, and other wildlife is very important to Sid. Without preservation efforts, people would not have the opportunities to see and experience the beauty and wonders of nature. As a way of showing his commitment to nature preservation, Sid has decided that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of pictures in this exhibit will go to Garvan Woodland Gardens to support its mission.
Art exhibit is free an open to the public.