Photography Exhibit at Mount Pleasant Winery

Branson Arts Council and Mount Pleasant Winery are excited to announce a group photography exhibit by area artists Gail Rowley, Mark Shipley, and Jimmy Fullbright. This exhibit will be available for viewing on July 19th, 2015.

Artist Reception: July 25, 2015 from 3PM till 5PM

Mount Pleasant Winery
3125 Green Mountain Drive,
Branson, Missouri 65616
Acoustic guitar music by Tom Rowley during the reception

Gail Rowley is a nature photographer who lives with her husband in the rural Ozarks hills near Willow Springs, Missouri. Her past work and studies have been in education, child development and ecology. She has been a long-time member of the Missouri Stream Team Program, and is currently involved in native plant restoration. As artist and owner of Ozark Stream Photography, she sells nature note cards and custom prints.
Her exhibit will show a wide spectrum of the natural world of the Ozarks, and will include macro and super-macro “worlds within worlds”.  “I love exploring the outdoors and finding less-noticed treasures. While trying to capture what is really there, I find I am the one captured — by this awesomeness called nature!”



Mark Shipley  a commercial and fine art photographer based in Springfield Missouri, will present a series of large format photographs from a 2014 trip to New Orleans – French Quarter. Street photography has been his primary focus in recent years and the allure of the urban landscape with it’s ever changing palette of light, color, texture and motion holds a personal fascination for Mark.The focus of this series is on the traditional architecture of the Quarter.
Mark co-owns 417 Photo Works, a specialty photo lab, studio and gallery with his wife Sandy. They reside in the beautiful Ozarks hills with their two dogs, Taj Mahal and Bella.

Jimmy Fullbright – “For over 35 years my career has been in music, splitting time between theatres & touring with various country artists out of Nashville as a band member & vocalist. I have always shared the same passion for all forms of art . Traveling as a musician offered a great chance to take photos all over the country and I am excited to share some of these at the upcoming show, which will also feature some shots of Table Rock Lake.”

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If you are an artist or merchant and are interested in learning more about the possibility  of an “Art Walk” type of event for Spring, please plan to attend the meeting on Monday, Nov. 24th , 5:30 pm at the Branson Community Center.  We are exploring what the options are for some type of “art” activity in the Spring for Branson and Hollister.  Call more more information—336-4255 or Board Member Tenille Neff 646-335-2394.