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Art Opening: Tom Lemke

Fiddleheads Coffee Roasters
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Join us for a open house welcoming local photographer Thomas Lemke of Crossing Uneven Ground. Thomas's works will be on display at Fiddleheads in Mequon through May 2018.

We will be hosting an opening for Thomas on March 3rd from 4pm - 6pm at Fiddleheads in Mequon.

Here is an excerpt from Thomas himself about his background and the works that will be on display:

From my years practicing photography I've learned that some places are dear to my heart. I love the land of Northern Wisconsin and while I make my home in Mequon and enjoy photographing all over the world I keep returning to the north country.

Photography is a mysterious and unique medium. It provides the ability to capture a moment in time and make that moment timeless. It conveys reality but allows the photographer to affect that reality, using the tools of the trade, to alter the image so that it reflects something of the image maker's inner spirit. The natural world I wander often amazes and bewilders me. Especially bewildering is the fact that I'm often the only witness to the mysteries I find. The images that result are like revealed secrets, personal and I hope beautiful.

Two of my ongoing projects are on display at Fiddleheads Cafe. One project is aptly named "The Fiddleheads." These little fern sprouts have both human and other-worldly characteristics. I photograph them "eye to eye" and tack-sharp, revealing their frills and curls in splashes of light, portraying them not as diminutive forests dwellers but as figures with form and grace. My other project "The Wolf River" is about my life-long relationship with one of Central Wisconsin's wild treasures. The Wolf is alive, a powerful stream unbothered by human interference and also alive for me with memories of family and friends. I like to work on the Wolf in the dim early light and leave my shutter open to turn the moving water into a smoother form. I never really know what shapes the river will reveal, but ghostly, ethereal forms are not uncommon.