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february, 2020

wed05feb9:00 am5:00 pmIllinois Riverscapes & Raptors9:00 am - 5:00 pm Time Gallery, Fondulac Bank - Levee District, 201 Clock Tower Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611 Event Organized By: Illinois Art League Event Type :Art Exhibit Cost: FREE


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Time Gallery, Fondulac Bank - Levee District

201 Clock Tower Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611

Event Details


Time Gallery @ Fondulac Bank / Clock Tower Place – Levee District
Thru March 31, 2020, Open M-F 9a-5p, Sat 9a-noon

“Illinois Riverscapes & Raptors” is an exhibition of photographs by local landscape and nature photographer, Julie Dodge.

Julie discovered a deep connection with nature and photography when she began photographing her adventures at an early age. Over the years Julie’s photography transformed to photo artistry, earning her a reputation as an award winning visual storyteller focused on creating emotional landscapes as an escape from the reality of everyday life.

“Illinois Riverscapes” celebrates the river that flows through our community, the nature along her banks, the habitat we share, and the bridges that connect us. The river, seemingly a natural divide, is what links us together, to our past, future, and each other. This diverse grouping of images, each with it’s own story, reflects the rivers presence, spirit, personality and flux. Julie photographed and edited this series on her iPhone, her primary tool for creative expressionism, using a wide range of apps to add texture, mood, and emotion to a scene. Working in this medium enables her to transform ordinary photos into unique works of art.

“Illinois Raptors” focuses on the majestic birds of prey that live in our region. This unique collection of raptor “portraits” highlights the beauty of these highly intelligent creatures who the guardians of the earth and forest. The experience of photographing these majestic birds and learning about the ecological threats that impact their ability to survive in habitats shared with humans has led Julie to be an advocate for their cause. This exhibit will travel to nature centers, Audubon events, and wherever it can be used to help educate the public on environmental actions we can all take, like discontinuing the use of mouse poisons in our homes, for example, to help this species thrive.




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