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Photographer's exhibit highlights beauty of Lake County

Independence Grove by John Wylie
Independence Grove by John Wylie

RIVERWOODS – Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods presents "A Subtle Beauty: The Landscape of Lake County, Illinois," featuring the work of local photographer John Wylie.

An opening reception will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 14, and the exhibit will run through Feb. 21 at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 N. Riverwoods Road in Riverwoods. Admission is free.

There is a subtle beauty to the Midwest landscape, and it rewards those who spend time observing it. This is especially true of Lake County’s open lands. A notable photographer from the Lake County area, Wylie will present his ongoing project to record that beauty. Wylie’s hope is that having seen these photographs, viewers will take the time to enjoy the grace and quiet beauty of Lake County’s prairies, wetlands, lakes and fields.

Wylie’s work will also be featured in the Center for Humans and Nature’s winter 2018 issue of Minding Nature, a journal that explores conservation values and the practice of ecological citizenship. Free copies of Minding Nature will be handed out at the exhibition’s opening reception Jan. 14.

At the opening reception, renowned author and naturalist Joel Greenberg will join photographer Wylie for a thought-provoking journey through the history of Chicago region landscapes. Greenberg will illuminate how these lands changed over the course of 300 years in his talk, “On Contested Ground.”

This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Chicago Community Trust.

The Brushwood Center Gallery is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays.

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