‘Farm to Frame’ print muster visually sumptuous

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Good adequate to eat

Good adequate to eat

First-place leader “Goats Milk” by Tara Hallman of Petoskey.

Good adequate to eat

Good adequate to eat

Second-place leader “Opening in a Sun” by Jessica Svec of Buckley.

Good adequate to eat

Good adequate to eat

Third-place leader “Pie Plant” by Krystn Madrine of Buckley.



Posted: Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 9:00 am

‘Farm to Frame’ print muster visually sumptuous

BY MARTA HEPLER DRAHOS mdrahos@record-eagle.com

Record-Eagle.com

TRAVERSE CITY — Krystn Madrine is all about food.

The Northwestern Michigan College visible communications student, prolongation and pattern studio executive and tolerable food disciple writes about food; styles, photographs and films food; even blogs and tweets about food.

Her visually wealthy sketch of a squalid “pie plant” rhubarb took third place and $100 in a Crooked Tree Arts Center’s 2015 Farm to Frame Juried Photography Exhibition.

The muster celebrates cultivation and food prolongation in northwestern Lower Michigan and facilities 55 works by 30 photographers. It runs by Dec. 5 during a Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Traverse City gallery before relocating to The Franklin and Cherry Capital Foods.

Crooked Tree has prolonged been an disciple of sustainability and runs a possess Artisans and Farmers Market in Petoskey, a other site, pronounced Megan Kelto, associate executive of Crooked Tree Arts Center – Traverse City. The Farm to Frame muster ties in with that concentration and is a approach to partner with internal farm-to-table restaurants like The Franklin and Trattoria Stella.

“Plus a theme matter lends itself to some pleasing photographs,” Kelto said, indicating to subjects trimming from food and plants, to plantation animals, to barns and other scenery.

Previously a annual muster was open usually to photographers in a Little Traverse region. But with a humanities center’s new participation in Traverse City opening manners were altered this year to embody a five-county Grand Traverse region. The 2015 foe drew 100 entries from 50 photographers in 9 counties.

“Looking during a data, a lot of photographers were new to Farm to Frame, so carrying it down in Traverse City non-stop it adult to a lot some-more people who maybe hadn’t listened of it before,” Kelto said.

Madrine, of Buckley, was one of dual photographers from a Grand Traverse area to place in a tip three. Her artsy print of a partially chopped soppy petiole of rhubarb on a thick, bamboo slicing house surfaced by an antique white platter of full stalks, creatively was styled and shot to accompany one of her articles in a foodie repository Edible Grand Traverse.

“It was taken during my kitchen window on a Sunday afternoon when a light was positively perfect,” pronounced Madrine, 52.

Jessica Svec, also of Buckley, won second place and $250 for “Opening in a Sun,” a close-up of a sunflower maturation in a margin along County Road 633 nearby Buckley.

“I like to see things in a new way,” pronounced Svec, 23, an pledge photographer whose combination is shabby by past sketch and photography classes during Traverse City West Senior High. “I try to get down and fire something from a opposite angle. we like a photos we take that uncover things in a approach we don’t expect.”

Professional photographer Tara Hallman of Petoskey took a tip esteem of $500 with her “Goats Milk.” Three $50 prizes also were awarded in a 18-and-under youth multiplication to Ryan Hall of Petoskey, Alexa Tremonti of Alden and Charles Montgomery of Petoskey.

The artists selected for awards total both craftsmanship and calm to furnish a “resolved work of art that generated formidable and mostly relocating narratives,” pronounced Farm to Frame juror and Central Michigan University photography highbrow Al Wildey. Each of a entries supposed into a uncover were scored 6 or 7 on a scale from 1 to 7.

“He was really happy to have a bar set so high,” Kelto said.

Farm to Frame will be on arrangement during Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Traverse City gallery Monday-Saturday by Dec. 5 (closed Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving). The vaunt will transport to The Franklin Dec. 8-29 and to Cherry Capital Foods Jan. 6-17.


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