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Doug Ohman
Artist Statement:

My goal as a photographer is to capture images that tell stories. Many of my photos reflect a deep sense of nostalgic emotion. I have traveled the back roads of America to discover what many other photographers have overlooked. My greatest reward is sharing my vision with those who strive for a simpler way of appreciating the world around them. I am a freelance photographer who specializes in photographing landscape and historic architecture. It is an honor to be the photographer for the MELSA touring photo exhibit of public libraries in the Twin Cities metro area. I have a special appreciation for small-town and neighborhood libraries. As I reflect back to my first photography exhibit in the early 1990s, it gives fond memories of the Rockford Road Library in Crystal, Minnesota, and the opportunity to display my work. 

Touring Exhibition Schedule:

September/October 2014: Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka

November/December 2014: Golden Valley Library, 830 Winnetka Ave N, Golden Valley

January/February 2015: Sumner Library, 611 Van White Memorial Blvd, Minneapolis

March/April 2015: Elko New Market Library, 110 J Roberts Way, Elko New Market and Shakopee Library, 235 Lewis St S, Shakopee

May/June 2015: East Lake Library, 2727 E Lake St, Minneapolis and Washburn Library, 5244 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

July/August 2015: Chanhassen Library, 7711 Kerber Blvd, Chanhassen

September/October 2015: Pierre Bottineau Library, 55 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis and Southeast Library, 1222 4th St SE, Minneapolis

November/December 2015: Oakdale Library, 1010 Heron Ave N, Oakdale

January/February 2016: Northtown Library, 711 County Rd 10, Blaine

March/April 2016: Norwood Young America Library, 314 Elm St W, Norwood Young America and Watertown Library, 309 Lewis Ave SW, Watertown

May/June 2016: Edina Library, 5280 Grandview Square, Edina

July/August 2016: Augsburg Park Library, 7100 Nicollet Ave, Richfield

Exhibition organized by MELSA and supported by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.