For Lora Vieting, capturing the beauty of Nature through a camera lens is both relaxing and healing. Now she presents her photographs in her first ever solo show, when Lora’s Reflections opens on Saturday, August 27, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at MoonTree Gallery.
Lora was born, raised and still lives in North Central Indiana. How did she choose photography as a means of creative expression? Lora relates that photography has always been a hobby; from the time she was very young, she always loved capturing special moments in life. Then, more than 20 years after graduating high school, she went through some life-changing events that gave her new perspective. She made the decision to go back to school and chose Ancilla College (majoring in Business), where she had a wonderful instructor in an elective course--Father Walker, for Digital Photography. Encouraging and helpful, Father Walker helped her gain the confidence she needed to pursue photography, and she found herself outside taking pictures all of the time, photographing everything Nature had to offer.
“I am learning more everyday with every shot. It is truly rewarding to do something you are so passionate about and that you love,” Lora says. “There’s something about being out in Nature that is both relaxing and healing. I try to capture what I see, and hope that others also see the beauty through my lens. That’s how the name “Lora's Reflections” came to be.” She quotes noted photographer Annie Leibovitz, “Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.”
Today, Lora is a Library Assistant at Ancilla College’s Library. While photography is not related to her job, she works part time and evenings, allowing herself more time to explore and capture the beauty of Nature. She attests to having a wonderful supportive family--two grown boys, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an amazing husband who understands her love of photography, and shares in her love of Nature.
Lora Vieting’s artwork, Lora’s Reflections will be on display at MoonTree Gallery from August 27 through October 8, 2016. MoonTree Gallery is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. EDT. It is also open Saturdays from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. Call MoonTree Studios at (574) 935-1712 for group tour arrangements, or for an appointment at times other than these. Closing day for Lora’s Reflections will be Saturday, October 8, 2016.