Photos showcase ‘our backyard’ |

Photos showcase ‘our backyard’

Staff Reports

Carson Valley Arts Council presents work by local photographer Nancy Florence through July 1 at the Copeland Gallery in Minden. The exhibit can be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Photographs will be available for purchase.

“My goal as a nature photographer is to show you the beauty and magic of the natural world and what is waiting to be explored in our own backyards,” said Florence. “My belief is we need not travel far, but instead slow down and be present where we are to see and experience the magic of our world. My hope is in viewing my photographs you will be inspired to be present, explore and learn about the wild place around us and appreciate the beauty which surrounds us in our everyday lives.

“I almost always travel with my dog and I never leave home without my camera and hiking shoes. My favorite photogenic subjects are what I discover each day as I explore my own backyard and you ‘see what the camera sees.’ Most of my images are captured within 50 miles from my home in Carson City.”

The Copeland Gallery is located at 1572 Highway 395 in Minden. For more information, call the arts council office at 782-8207 or visit

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