Our Featured Artist: Tracey Knierim
Of Shooting Star Photography
Presents in the Library Art Gallery
24 Shades of ORANGE
2011 Best of Category Photography – Competition, Reminderville
2012 Community Choice Award – Focus Photography Competition, Solon
Although I have always enjoyed animals and the outdoors, it wasn’t until college that I really started to look at my surroundings. I wasn’t truly hooked though, until I saw my first wild Bald Eagle, while driving through Alligator Alley in Florida. From that point on, I just could not get enough of nature.
In the past, I have been a volunteer for the Cleveland MetroParks, Geauga Park District, the Christmas bird counts for the Greater Akron Audubon Society, and the Breeding Bird surveys for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. I have also been a member of The Cleveland Natural Science Club, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, National Wildlife Federation, and Bat Conservation International.
Currently, I am on the board of the Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio where I lead many of the walks. I also lead the Spring Migration Bird Walks at the Katherine Blanche Novak Sanctuary in Aurora for the Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland and Cornell University.
My Photography has allowed me to combine my artistic abilities with my love for nature. My goal is to educate people about our native species and inspire them to look for the natural wonders that can be found in their backyards or communities. The main focus of my photography is to capture the beauty of our Native Ohio species, the majority of which can be found in Northeastern Ohio.
I hope this exhibit inspires you to go out and enjoy the colors of fall and to learn what is all around you outside.