The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host an art exhibit featuring the work of photographer Jenny Ellerbe.
The show, “Not Atget,” which is free and open to the public, will be on display in the Focus Gallery in the UA Little Rock Windgate Center of Art and Design from Feb. 2 to March 15. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.
Ellerbe is a self-taught photographer from Monroe, Louisiana. After a 20-year career as a pediatric intensive care nurse in Connecticut, Ellerbe put down the tools of her previous life and returned to Louisiana, where she started over with a kayak paddle and camera. Her photography features the wetlands of northeastern Louisiana.
“For the past several years, I have been developing a long-term study of northeastern Louisiana – the overlooked region that lies between the Mississippi and Ouachita Rivers,” she said. “I have wandered through the vast farmland, rural communities, and ancient earthworks collecting photographs – images that tell the story of this land and what it gives to those of us who live here season after season, generation after generation.”