Nature is the inspiration for Joan?s artistic photos
JOAN Wehrens finds inspiration for her photographs from her journeys to some of the world's most remote and intriguing places, like the Amazon River, Spitzbergen and the glaciers of the Arctic Circle.
She has photographed polar bears and walrus, tribal South American Indians, remote mountains and deserts.
But she also finds inspiration right at her front door, like the pair of snakes she photographed among the dappled pebbles of Arrawarra Beach.
The widely-travelled photographer and adventurer, who has been looking through the lens for more than 20 years, has images from both near and far included in the 2006 Lillipilli Art and Craft Exhibition, which opens tonight.
The exhibition, at the Coffs Harbour Showground's Norm Jordan Pavilion, will be opened at 7.30pm by the mayor of Coffs Harbour, Cr Keith Rhoades.
The opening will be followed by the announcement of the winners of more than $11,000 in prizemoney in 22 different sections of art and craft, including painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, fibrecraft and glass.
From tomorrow, the exhibition, organised by the Woolgoolga Art Group, will be open from 10am to 4pm daily until May 7.
The cost of entry to tonight's official opening is $10. From tomorrow, entry is $5, with free entry to exhibitors and children under 12. Details Geoff Webby 6656 2221.