HANCEVILLE – The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College hosted a reception for its newest exhibition, “Equus: Fine Art Photography by Arden Ward Upton,” on Thursday. Upton was at the reception and spoke to everyone about the photographs she’s chosen for the exhibit.
The exhibition is on display through May 16 and features dozens of large-scale, fine art photographs made by Upton over the years.
Upton’s passion for horses and wildlife is echoed in her work.
“The images have been years in the making,” Upton said, “and they were in my heart even before I captured them. Seeing them come to fruition is such an exciting time,” she smiled.
The beautiful photographs in the Equus collection were shot from as far away as Italy and as nearby as Upton’s backyard at Windwood Equestrian, a world-class training and stabling facility just outside of Birmingham where she lives with her husband, William Upton.
Upton’s Equus photographs can be seen in galleries from Hanceville to Vail and even to New York.
Her work has been featured in local, national and international magazines as well as a variety of books, blogs and feature stories.
Upton is the recent star of “Jersey Belle” on the Bravo television network.
She has also been a contributing writer for lifestyle and fashion websites and magazines. She provides style expertise, coaching and consulting as well.
Because Evelyn Burrow was also a lover of horses, the Equus exhibition at The Evelyn Burrow Museum is a perfect complement to the museum’s collection of horse sculptures and porcelain figures that had once belonged to the museum’s namesake.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Evelyn Burrow Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.