Eugene, Ore. – Award winning photographer Greg Giesy brings his exhibit, "Connecting with Nature," to the University of Oregon School of Law, open weekdays through December 18. A reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. throughout the second-floor gallery of the Knight Law Center, (1515 Agate St. in Eugene).
With most photos taken in the Eugene area, and many taken within city limits, Giesy states, “It is my hope that these photos motivate everyone to look at the beauty around them.”
Giesy has been a photographer for more than forty years and has honed his eye to focus and appreciate the details in nature, including urban settings. A resident of the Eugene area since 1954, he has worked towards the coexistence of nature and the community as both photographer and volunteer, including planting hundreds of trees in the area.
"Greg creates close-up telephoto lens photographs that amaze and delight," said Prof. Dom Vetri who has brought 32 art shows over the course of 18 years to the School of Law. "Enjoy 'Connections with Nature' with your friends and family."
This exhibit at the School of Law is the latest one man show he has held in the area, including at O’Brien Photo Gallery, Wild Birds Unlimited, and the Oregon Research Institute. Giesy has won six awards in the last four years from Nature Photographers of the Pacific Northwest and earned a first place in photography at the Springfield Mayor’s Art Show in 2016. He also was the photographer for the City of Eugene during the Neighborhood USA Conference held here in 2014.
The public is invited to meet the photographer at the reception on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on the second floor of the Knight Law Center, (1515 Agate St.). The exhibit is available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily. Questions can be directed to Prof. Dom Vetri (firstname.lastname@example.org).