Join us on the First Friday of each month as we transform the bike shop into a gallery opening. We will be serving complimentary appetizers and wine while we introduce our new artist of the month who's work will adorn on the walls of the cafe.
Beth has lived in the St. Croix Valley most of her life. In the past she looked for the flower without blemish, or tried to camouflage the imperfections. Several years ago she turned away from the pursuit of the perfect image. Through her photography she began to challenge the notion of perfect beauty. She questioned the relationship between these standards asking; what defines beauty? And what is perfection? Beth examined how we are influenced every day, from many who would like us to believe perfection is not only to be striven for and prized, but that it is indeed the attainable foundation of beauty. From behind the lens Beth takes a stand against these social discourses, and now strives to demonstrate the exquisiteness of the flaw. Images on display reflect some of the many influences that have shaped Beth’s work, from, familial roles to spiritualism, working with the elderly and those in hospice, to poetry, collage, flowers and the natural landscape, and kaleidoscopes.
Beth would like to thank the fabulous Chilkoot Café & Cyclery for graciously hosting Influences.
Beth may be contacted at 651.592.3584