Nature and the Arts:Telling Stories Through Art
For centuries, artists have relied on the natural world as their muse and inspiration. In this same spirit, One Hundred Miles is thrilled to partner with local artists to continue our Nature and the Arts series with monthly workshops from October to December. Each session will provide techniques and instruction to help you view the majesty of our coast through the lens of nature.
Interested in learning a new skill or honing your craft? Through our three-month series, you’ll be inspired to connect with, protect, and preserve Georgia’s treasured coast. Each month focuses on a different artistic medium:
October – Pottery: Traces of the Georgia Coast • November – Painting: Strokes of the Salt Marsh • December – Photography: Behind the Lens of Nature
December – Behind the Lens of Nature
Join us for an inspirational morning under the oaks at Wormsloe’s idyllic historic site. Ben Galland will lead a workshop for photographers of all backgrounds. By morning light, we’ll explore Wormsloe’s oak avenue, historic structures, and salt marsh ecosystem behind the lens of our cameras. Light breakfast snacks and drinks will be provided. Participants should bring their own camera and any equipment they wish (of any kind – even a camera phone can work!)
About the artist: Allowing his creativity to run wild, Galland is never caught without a camera. Whether it be shooting for his company, H20 Creative Group, or kayaking the local rivers, he is always striving to bring the most artistic and freshest approach to every subject he photographs. Ben’s award-winning photographic works can be seen in Island Time and Sapelo: People and Places of a Georgia Sea Island from UGA Press.