Photography exhibit at Dublin School

An exhibit of photographic works by Chehalis Hegner entitled “A New Re-Visioning in the Garden of Eden” is on display in the Putnam Gallery at Dublin School through May 10.

Hegner was born in Chicago in 1961. At age five her family moved to a farm an hour northwest of the city. Her early life was highly impacted by ’60s and ’70s culture, and included working on her parent’s large-scale organic gardening projects and tending the family tree farm. Her mother’s involvement in the women’s liberation movement and her father’s interest in Playboy culture greatly impacted the kinds of questions and images that would emerge years later in her photographic work.

In 2012 Hegner received the Gijon Mili Photography Prize (Kosovo) and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. She received a Master of Fine Arts in visual arts at the Art Institute of Boston in 2005, and is a full faculty member in the art department at the University of Massachusetts.

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