Guest Author: Cayla Lewis
Professional Grant: Earth Chronicles Project Group Exhibition
|Kimberly Baker, Illinois River Misty Morning, photography|
Meeker resident and current University of Oklahoma natural sciences student, Kimberly Baker is a conservation photographer with a large emphasis on the Illinois River. She uses her work to promote the conservation of water and the environment, and uses the promotion as the motivation and empowerment for her creative process.
Baker enjoys the “solitary nature” of photography, but has recently teamed up with filmmaker Bob Demboski and New Mexico artist, Fran Hardy to create the educational documentary, Earth Chronicles Project. The Artist’s Process: Oklahoma, featuring Oklahoma artists and creative individuals. A group exhibition of artists related to this film will also be taking place that will coincide with the film’s debut on OETA. With help from OVAC’s Professional Basics Grant, Baker will display 6 large framed works in this exhibition.
Recently premiered at the Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art (MGMA), the documentary will broadcast on OETA September 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Appearing on several TV and radio stations regarding her interest in and project about the Illinois River, Baker has also exhibited work all around Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition invests in artists’ project through grants for growing careers, creative projects and exceptional continuing education. Find grant guidelines and application here. Free workshops about how to apply will be held September 8 & October 13.