L/A Arts Gallery, 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine

Thursday, February 21, 5:30-7pm

Well known photographer Dan Marquis will give a presentation on his photographic practice and photography of birds in particular at the LA Arts Gallery, 221 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, on Thursday, February 21 from 5:30 to 7pm. This event will also serve as a closing celebration for the exhibition, Dan Cake: A Tribute to the Artist in the Year of the Bird. A reception will follow the presentation. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Dan Marquis’s interest in photography was sparked by his love of nature and the outdoors. Employing both landscape and close-up styles of nature photograph, he has been an avid bird watcher and kayaker for over twenty years. Dan notes that living in central Maine provides access to all of the varied and magnificent habitats and scenery that Maine has to offer, from the rocky coast to the inland lakes and mountains.

Dan is also well known for his photography of the Lewiston-Auburn cityscapes and skyline. Reflecting on this context, he says, “There is so much great architecture here in the twin cities, and the skylines are second to none. I strive to show our communities in a way that most people just don’t see in their day to day lives.”

Dan has shown his works extensively. His works have been published in Nature Photographer Magazine and have also been chosen as winning entries many times in the seasonal photo contest at Maine.gov, the official web site for the state of Maine. A frequent contributor to Lewiston Auburn Magazine, Dan’s work also received Best in Show at the 2008 State of Maine Sportsman’s Show.

A long-time member of the Stanton Bird Club, Dan has frequently led birding walks and field trips for the club. His website can be found at www.danmarquisphotography.com