By: Sharon Buhr (Young People’s Healthy Heart)
VALLEY CITY, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Local photographer Alice Beauchman has an exhibit of her work now showing at the Mercy Art Gallery located at the gallery space in CHI Mercy Health leading to Sanford Health. It is open to the public from 7 am to 10 pm.
Alice is an Administrative Assistant at Valley City State University Rhoades Science Center. For many years she taught photography classes at the university. her photography students number over 2,300 during those years.
Alice signed up for a photography class in college, and at that point discovered a passion that would last a lifetime. Most of her shooting is nature related, favorite subjects are landscapes, flowers, and birds. A highlight on the bird photography was a two-week trip to Ecuador and staying at five lodges catering to birders. She also likes shooting and creating (in Adobe Photoshop) slightly dark, eerie images.
Alice lives in Valley City, with her husband, Jan. She has three grown children, and five grandchildren; all who graciously agree to be subjects for her photos. This has at times involved costumes and posing as ghosts, pirates, vampires, dead bodies, space creatures, etc. So far no one runs and hides when she says, “I have a great idea for a photo”.