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Nicolet College - New art exhibit features Bredesen nature photos

Bredesen photos featured in
Nicolet College art exhibit; reception Nov. 19


The diverse nature photography of Three Lakes artist Tom Bredesen is currently on display at the Nicolet College Art Gallery, running through the end of November.

The exhibit, Birds, Ice, Nature, includes more than 150 pieces, filling the gallery's three different viewing areas. One room is devoted entirely to photographs of birds; another to some of the most unique ice images found anywhere, and a third area to an assortment of wildlife, flowers and sunsets.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Bredesen became interested in photography during his 20 years as Three Lakes school principal, taking pictures of students for the media. This lead to further explorations of nature photography. He has taken numerous photography courses, including those offered through the University of Wisconsin School of the Arts in Rhinelander, Nicolet College, and at the Sandhill Wildlife Area during fall crane migration.

A free reception for the exhibit will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the gallery located in Nicolet's Learning Resources Center. The reception, which will include the opportunity to meet with Bredesen, will feature the lecture and slide show The Remarkable Bird Life of Wisconsin by John Bates, author of seven books and contributor to four other on Northwoods natural history. For the past 19 years Bates has also worked as a naturalist, leading a broad array of trips designed to help people further understand the diversity and beauty of nature.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Nicolet's Rhinelander campus is located one mile south of the city just off of Hwy G.