Photography exhibit featuring AERO members opens at Myrna Loy Center

David Oien of Timeless Foods, by Katie Knight

Montana Solutions: Envision Earth Healing, an exhibition of documentary photographs by Katie Knight, will be on view at the Myrna Loy Center in Helena November 1-30, with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 4th.

With support from the Jerry Metcalf Foundation, Katie collaborated with AERO to photograph and interview a handful of outstanding farmers and ranchers our members dedicated to sustainable agriculture. The Myrna Loy Center awarded her an Artists Grant to create the exhibition. The Montana Arts Council provided Katie with a professional development grant to attend the Environmental Writing Workshop at the University of Montana, where she focused on the written portion of this project.

Katie’s motivation for this project comes from her concern about interconnected global crises – climate chaos, peak oil, economic injustice, resource wars, food insecurity, and widespread health problems. She says, “To support a shift in human ecology requires clear mental pictures of what we want to create. All over the world, the endeavor to design sustainable human systems is growing with infinite local variation. Here in Montana, working with AERO, I meet people who support the earth’s capacity for healing. These inspiring farmers and ranchers are role models and I want to make them more visible to others. Their wisdom and methods enhance our survival skills; they can strengthen our faith and empower us to take action.”

Read more about the exhibit in the Independent Record.

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