On the Farm and in the Garden
New photography by Ann Arbor Miller
Green Market Kitchen
January 3 – March 31
Opening reception Tuesday, January 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
By ARTSpulse contributor Randi Olsen
When you sit down with a delicious plate of fresh garden veggies, how often do you take a moment to ponder where that food actually came from? In a society where convenience is everything, and we are getting more and more detached from our food, people like photojournalist Ann Arbor Miller come along to help remind us of our roots.
Miller is partnering with The Green Market to present On the Farm and In the Garden. This exhibit will feature photographs of produce, plant life, and other scenes taken from a small farm near Shelly, Minn., called Red Goose Gardens. Because of her journalism and documentary photography background, none of the photos have been manipulated or positioned, capturing the farm experience in its most natural state.
This project was started thanks to The Arts Partnership’s Community Supported Art program. It is like a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), but with art instead of food. Shareholders receive original art created by local artist. Miller used her photographs from Red Goose Gardens and printed them on archival bamboo paper for 50 shareholders.
The display at The Green Market will be a continuation of what she did for the Community Supported Art program. The Green Market is a perfect fit for Miller’s vision because it is a local business that serves local food.
With On the Farm and In the Garden, Miller wants to support and bring awareness to not only The Arts Parnership’s CSA, but also encourage people to support local farms like Red Goose Gardens.
“I hope the photographs will bring viewers a moment of pause to consider food, where it comes from, the environment in which it was grown, and how it came to arrive at the table,” Miller said.
Image: two side-by-side photos from Ann Arbor Miller’s new exhibition, On the Farm and in the Garden. Courtesy of the artist.