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Smith to show photographs at tonight’s Gallery Walk

Sue Reeves

10/11/2013

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cowboy on horse in the mountains
Kelly Smith's photography evokes the spirit and freedom of the West.

Kelly Smith’s love of photography and the American West will be on display at the Cache Valley Center for the Arts’ Second Friday Gallery Walk tonight.

Smith, information specialist at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, will display her work at the Bullen Center in downtown Logan from 6-9 p.m.

“My photos are the result of years of shooting images throughout the American West, primarily in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming,” Smith writes on her web site. “I strive to capture the spirit and romanticism of the West, the rapidly disappearing lifestyle of the American Cowboy, and the raw beauty of nature and wildlife.”

Smith said she rarely sets up a shot, and most of the images have been captured from the saddle during her summer ‘vacations’ as a wrangler on the T Cross Ranch in Wyoming.

While Smith has been involved with photography for more than 30 years, and has always done photography for her job at the CPD, it’s only been in the last nine years that she has focused on marketing her personal work.

There are many sources the committee can use to find featured artists for Gallery Walks, which take place on the second Friday of even-numbered months, Smith said. Storee Powell, public relations and marketing specialist with Utah Assistive Technology Program, mentioned Smith’s work to the committee.

“They looked at my work and invited me to participate,” Smith said.

To see more of Smith’s work, visit her web site.

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