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The Watermark Art Center invites you to join us for the opening reception of “Head in the Clouds  – Feet on the Ground” – Photography by Gregory Thompson.  Join us on August 8th from 5 to 7 pm for the reception with a brief artist talk at 6pm.

please note – due to the Annual Dragon Boat Festival on August 1-2, we will be hosting our August opening on Friday August 8th.  Greg will also be at the Headwaters Science Center on Saturday, August 9th from 2 – 3 pm for a special Saturday Science presentation.   More information on Exhibit Openings for August.

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“My inspiration for photography comes from my passion for dynamic weather and the beautiful natural world around us. I am energized by the crisp edges of impressively tall and bright white cumulus clouds, the chaotic branching of a lightning bolt, and the delicate arch of a flower petal.  Although a tornado can be very destructive, its motion and form can also be awe-inspiring.”
web photo “Capturing weather in its native state is uniquely challenging. Weather doesn’t conform.  It doesn’t follow a road network. It doesn’t file an itinerary.  It announces its presence in brilliant displays of light and dark while spinning lightning and wind at anyone observing it. Capturing bees or wildflowers is comparatively simpler though they also live by their own creed.”web flower
“The photographer must make an effort to blend with the scene and avoid imposing themselves on the photograph.  In the end, mother nature rarely fails to impress and humble me with her simultaneous temperament and beauty, especially because her variety is as endless as the infinite number of different snowflakes she sprinkles onto this Earth.”                ~Gregory Thompson

snow duo webGreg Thompson is a Atmospheric Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado.  He received a BS degree from Pennsylvania State University (1990) and a MS degree in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University (1993).  His photographs concentrate on all aspects of weather, the environment and nature.

SPECIAL SATURDAY SCIENCE PRESENTATION: Greg will present his amazing weather photographs in an interactive format suitable for all audiences at HSC during this special Saturday Science event.  Saturday Science is free with paid admission to the HSC exhibit floor and is free for HSC members.    The Headwaters Science Center is located at 413 Beltrami Ave NW, in downtown Bemidji.  For more information on Science Saturday call 218=444-4472 or on the web at

Exhibit runs August 8th, 2014 through September 27th, 2014.

Special Thanks to our exhibit sponsors: Ottertail Power Company, Headwaters Science Center, Bemidji State University and Margaret Maxwell.