Sam Pranger Photography: Blog https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Sam Pranger Photography (Sam Pranger Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:32:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:32:00 GMT https://www.samprangerphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u628120741-o702932947-50.jpg Sam Pranger Photography: Blog https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog 120 80 2018 Germany Trip https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2018/10/2018-germany-trip This fall I was able to take a 10 day trip to Switzerland and Germany. We flew in and out of Zurich, Switzerland and then traveled by bus to Munich, south to the Alps and west to the Black Forest before heading back south to Zurich. Due to the nature of this trip, the photos are more of a travelogue than my usual strictly landscape photographs.

Our first stop on Tuesday, September 25th was Rohrschach, Switzerland where we spent a night right on Lake Constance. Wednesday morning, the 26th, we departed for Munich. After a drive through the old downtown, past Schloss Nymphenburg, we had lunch and spent the afternoon at Oktoberfest. On Thursday the 27th, we had a walking tour of Munich's city center followed by a trip to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial site after lunch. Friday the 28th, we toured Schloss Linderhof before heading to our hotel in Oberammergau. Saturday the 29th took us to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, then lunch in Mittenwald followed by a tour of Kloster Benidiktbeuern- a former Benedictine monastery. On Sunday, the 30th, we traveled back to Lake Constance and had lunch and a tour of Lindau. From there, we headed west along Lake Constance to the Black Forest before arriving at the hotel in Titisee. The final day of our trip, Monday, October 1st took us to an open air farm museum, Vogtsbauernhof. The site comprises 8 original historical farmhouses dating back to the 1500's, as well as numerous smaller farm buildings all collected from sites around the Black Forest. After that, we visited the Dorotheenhutte glass blowing facility and museum.

The gallery, samprangerphotography.com/germany, is in chronological order and comprises photos taken with my cell phone as well as my 'real' camera. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them! Here's a link to a Google map of the places we visited, in case you're interested: Trip Map

 

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(Sam Pranger Photography) Alps Bavaria Black Forest concentration camp Dachau Germany mountains Oktoberfest Schwartzwald Switzerland https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2018/10/2018-germany-trip Mon, 15 Oct 2018 02:43:40 GMT
Abstractscapes https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2015/7/abstractscapes Abstractscapes, an exhibit of landscape photography and acrylic paintings by Duluth-based artists Samantha Pranger and Jonathan Thunder opens at Washington Gallery.

Abstractscapes takes its' name from a new body of abstract work by local landscape photographer Samantha Pranger and features paintings by Jonathan Thunder. Though the two artists have dramatically different styles, they share a deep connection with the natural world. Abstractscapes opens on Friday, July 10th 2015 from 7 to 10 pm and closes Friday, July 31st from 7 to 10 pm at Washington Gallery.

Pranger has spent the last two years building up a body of work that represents a fresh take on the ordinary. “This show is more about what the viewer brings to each piece than my take on the work. I wanted to break away somewhat from my past work and try to bring people into my world- to allow them a glimpse of the world through my eyes.”

Thunder describes his work as, “like entries in a scrapbook. They're conceptual snapshots of events, characters, epiphanies and dreams that shape my life.” His paintings explore personal themes of identity, life transitions, internal conflict and self-transformation. A strong theme focuses on the ability of the self to break away from “what it has been programmed to do.”

Abstractscapes is view able Fridays July 17th and 24th from 4 to 9 pm; Saturdays and Sundays from July 11th to 26th from noon to 6 pm as well as by appointment. Washington Gallery is located in the former Washington Junior High School at 315 North Lake Avenue in Duluth. For more information contact Samantha Pranger at info@SamPrangerPhotography.com or Jonathan Thunder at 763.670.8171 or jonthunder@mac.com.

Founded in 1996, Washington Studios Artists' Cooperative, a community housing facility for artists, fosters the arts by providing a nurturing environment in which artists can create, exhibit, perform, conduct business and live safely and afford ably. The co-op is owned by ArtSpace Projects, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, and managed by Performance Property Management Company of Minneapolis.

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(Sam Pranger Photography) abstract art show Duluth event exhibit exhibition fine art gallery show landscape photography MN paintings show https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2015/7/abstractscapes Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:29:16 GMT
Tundra https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2013/11/tundra Washington Gallery's 17th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 11am to 5pm. Event features work for sale by local artists and crafters, Coop Member show "Kindling" in the gallery, music, entertainment and hot soup!  Check out the Facebook event page here. 17th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Washington Gallery 315 N Lake Ave Duluth. Saturday, Dec. 7th from 11am to 5pm.Tundra Poster17th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Washington Gallery 315 N Lake Ave Duluth. Saturday, Dec. 7th from 11am to 5pm.

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(Sam Pranger Photography) 2013 December Duluth MN art art show crafts event exhibit free gallery show music photography sale show https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2013/11/tundra Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:08:43 GMT
Lake Effect https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2013/8/lake-effect "Lake Effect" opens September 6th, 2013 at Washington Gallery in Duluth MN.banner ver 3

 

Lake Effect is the latest collaboration between local landscape photographers Brett Grandson and Samantha Pranger. Both based in Duluth, their work explores their individual takes on life in and around the Twin Ports. Lake Effect opens on Friday, September 6th 2013 from 6 to 9 pm at Washington Galleries.

Grandson's powerful black and white prints focus on the immense power and beauty of Lake Superior. “The last four months have been a journey filled with long walks on the beach; many hours of thought poured into creating a connection between dead wood and the life it is still filled with.”

Pranger's work follows the year's seasonal changes throughout the northland. “I want my photographs to help people see the beauty that surrounds us, as I experience it everyday. I hope my work will inspire others with feelings of wonder and a desire to protect nature for future generations. My goal is to convey the everyday world in such a way as to show people how extraordinary it truly is. I find being in nature very relaxing and hope my photographs prompt the same feelings within the viewer.”

Lake Effect is viewable Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 pm through September 29th as well as Friday, September 13th during the Second Friday Art Crawl and by appointment. Washington Galleries is located in the former Washington Junior High School at 315 North Lake Avenue in Duluth. For more information contact Brett Grandson at (218) 428-7828 or email info@SamPrangerPhotography.com

Founded in 1996, Washington Studios Artist Cooperative, a community housing facility for artists, fosters the arts by providing a nurturing environment in which artists can create, exhibit, perform, conduct business and live safely and affordably. The co-op is owned by Artspace Projects, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, and managed by Sherman Associates of Duluth.

See more work by Samantha Pranger on Facebook and by Brett Grandson on Facebook or at www.GrandsonPhotography.com

 

Lake Effect pano 1Lake Effect 1Photographs on display at Washington Gallery. Featuring work by Samantha Pranger.

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(Sam Pranger Photography) Duluth Lake Superior MN art show event exhibit free photography show https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2013/8/lake-effect Thu, 29 Aug 2013 00:05:27 GMT
Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2013/6/art-for-earth-day-gallery-hop This year's Art for Earth Day Gallery Hop featured a ton of great art shown at galleries throughout Duluth, MN. Here's my humble contribution, shown at Washington Gallery during the April 20, 2013 event.Art for Earth Day Gallery HopArt for Earth Day 2013

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(Sam Pranger Photography) Duluth Earth Day MN art show event exhibit gallery show landscape photography photography show https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2013/6/art-for-earth-day-gallery-hop Mon, 10 Jun 2013 01:39:48 GMT
"The Artcracker" Art Show and Sale at Washington Gallery https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/12/-the-art-cracker-art-show-and-sale-at-washington-gallery "The Art-cracker" is this year's holiday all co-op show, including live music & performances, art and craft vendors, open studios and food! "The Art-Cracker" Art Exhibits, Live Music & Performances, Open Studios, Crafts & Food! Sat. December 8th 2012 11am to 5pm Washington Stuidos 315 N Lake Ave Duluth MNArt-cracker graphic www.wsacduluth.info/galleryArtcracker booth 1 www.facebook.com/samprangerphotographyArtcracker booth 2

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(Sam Pranger Photography) Duluth MN art art show crafts event exhibit food free music performances sale show https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/12/-the-art-cracker-art-show-and-sale-at-washington-gallery Thu, 06 Dec 2012 06:08:00 GMT
CREATE Holiday Extravaganza! https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/11/create-holiday-extravaganza The CREATE Artists are having an opening reception for a show that will be on display all month. I'll be joined by several artists who belong to the CREATE Artist's group. We formed this group in 2009 after completing a business class for artists given by the Entrepreneur Fund. We continue to meet every couple of months to talk about our work and provide each other with ideas and support. Participating artists include: Lydia Walker, Sean MacManus, Dan Neff, Darlene Watson, Harley Blake, Naomi Yaeger-Bischoff, Sheila Staubus, Melissa Boyle and Michael K Anderson. Hope to see you there!CREATE Holiday Extravaganza! Dec. 3rd 2012 from 6 to 9pm at Zeitgeist Arts 222 East Superior St. Duluth MNCREATE flyer 2 2012-12-03 Zeitgeist CREATE show 4 2012-12-03 Zeitgeist CREATE show 3 2012-12-03 Zeitgeist CREATE show 2 2012-12-03 Zeitgeist CREATE show 5 2012-12-03 Zeitgeist CREATE show 1 2012-12-03 CREATE show 6 photo courtesy of Naomi Yaeger-Bischoffpic of me w/ canvases by Naomi Yaeger-Bischoff

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(Sam Pranger Photography) December Duluth MN art art show event exhibit food free sale show https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/11/create-holiday-extravaganza Sun, 25 Nov 2012 03:00:56 GMT
2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar at Greener's Reel 'Em Inn https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/10/2nd-annual-holiday-bazaar-at-greeners-reel-em-inn The Second Annual Holiday Bazaar is an art and craft fair taking place at Greener's Reel 'Em Inn on scenic Long Lake in Sarona, WI on Saturday, November 17th 2012 from 9am to 3pm.Bazaar2012 Flyer 2012-11-17 2 2012-11-17 3 2012-11-17 1

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(Sam Pranger Photography) Long Lake WI art art show crafts event food free sale https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/10/2nd-annual-holiday-bazaar-at-greeners-reel-em-inn Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:21:06 GMT
5 People with Cameras gallery show https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/8/5-people-with-cameras-gallery-show Brett & JB spotlight Lydia & Joseph spotlight "5 People with Cameras" at Washington Gallery, Duluth MN5 peeps pano 1 Sam Photographs by Sam Pranger Photography"5 People with Cameras" at Washington Gallery in Duluth MN. Photos by Lydia Walker5 peeps pano 2 Lydia Photographs by Lydia Walker"5 People with Cameras" at Washington Gallery, Duluth MN. Photos by Sam Pranger Photography and Joseph Thoennes5 peeps pano 3 Sam & Joe Photographs by Sam Pranger Photography (first image) and Joseph Thoennes"5 People with Cameras" at Washington Gallery in Duluth, MN. Photos by Brett Grandson5 peeps pano 4 Brett Photographs by Brett Grandson"5 People with Cameras" at Washington Gallery in Duluth, MN. Photos by Jeremiah Brown5 People pano 5 Jeremiah Photographs by Jeremiah Brown

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(Sam Pranger Photography) 5 People with Cameras Duluth MN Minnesota September Washinton Gallery art show event exhibit free gallery opening group show photography show https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/8/5-people-with-cameras-gallery-show Wed, 15 Aug 2012 02:06:15 GMT
Glensheen Festival of Fine Arts https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/7/glensheen-festival-of-fine-arts I'll be participating in a group booth at this year's Glensheen Festival of Fine Arts on August 11th and 12th from 9am to 5pm. I'll be joined by several artists who belong to the CREATE Artist's group. We formed this group in 2009 after completing a business class for artists given by the Entrepreneur Fund. We continue to meet every couple of months to talk about our work and provide each other with ideas and support. Participating artists include: Lydia Walker, Jo Wood, Sean McManus, Dan Neff, Darlene Watson, Harley Blake, Sheila Staubus, Melissa Boyle and Michael Anderson. Hope to see you there!CREATE Artistsbooth panorama FB

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(Sam Pranger Photography) August Glensheen Festival of Fine Arts art show event free outdoor shows show https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/7/glensheen-festival-of-fine-arts Sun, 08 Jul 2012 23:03:30 GMT
Upcoming Events https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/4/upcoming-events I am participating in the Planet Art bi-annual co-op member's exhibition at Washington Studios in Duluth, MN.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 19th from 6-9pm.

Saturday, April 21st is the Earth Day Arts Festival at Washington Studios, during which I will have my studio (apartment)

open to the public. The event runs from 10am to 5pm and includes the Planet Art gallery show, live music, food, local art & crafts

as well as other member's open studios. Hope to see you there (or should I say 'here')! :)

 

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(Sam Pranger Photography) April Earth Day WSAC Washington Gallery Washington Studios art show free gallery hop https://www.samprangerphotography.com/blog/2012/4/upcoming-events Thu, 12 Apr 2012 04:14:55 GMT