New Exhibit, 'Wild Light,' Opens at Secor


A new exhibit, "Wild Light," by Rick Lieder opens June 1 and runs through August at the National Center for Nature Photography at Secor Metropark. Featuring more than 90 images of the diverse beauty of Midwest animals and nature, the exhibit includes Lieder's film making for PBS NOVA's "Creatures of Light," produced by National Geographic.


Meet the Artist July 19
Wildlife photographer Rick Lieder answers your questions Wednesday, July 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Nature Photography Center at Secor. Ask a pro about equipment, camera and lighting techniques and more. All skill levels and camera brands invited. Just $15. Register


About the Show
With minimal equipment and boundless vision and patience, Lieder shoots active portraits of finches and fireflies, fawns and swans, revealing the world of the creatures that live all around us, -- in our parks, ponds and backyards. The exhibit includes some of Lieder’s never-before-seen video, and more than a dozen paintings and illustrations.
Lieder’s work is featured in a series of stunning picture books—Step Gently Out, Sweep Up the Sun,  Among a Thousand Fireflies and the just-released Wake Up!—with his co-author Helen Frost. He is working on a new book exploring the lives of Sandhill cranes.


Signed copies of the books will be available during BugFest, Saturday, August 19 at Secor, and Lieder will offer several workshops/presentations during the course of the exhibit.
The exhibit is opening starting June 1 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.