Friday, August 12, 2011

Paula Willmot Kraus exhibit

at Springs Gallery

"Morning Glories," palladium print, Paula Willmot Kraus

Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs is pleased to present the fine art of Dayton photographer Paula Willmot Kraus. Kraus will show her palladium, silver gelatin, and C-Print nature images. The exhibit runs August through October, with an artist reception on Friday, August 19, 2011, from 7 to 9 pm. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

In an excerpt from her artist statement, Kraus says: “For as long as I can remember I have loved the exploration of flowers. My attraction to them comes from an interest in the circadian rhythms of the woods and fields around me. Each spring’s arrival is heralded by the emergence of flowers. Watching delicate flowers such as Spring Beauties push up from the near-frozen ground followed by months of transition and finally summer’s end (punctuated by meadows of Goldenrod) – that has been the calendar that forms the rhythm of my life.”

Paula Willmot Kraus is a Dayton artist and educator, photographing professionally for more than 25 years. She began her career in photojournalism and moved into fine art photography, where she could begin to tell her own visual stories.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationally, including the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Visual Arts Center, Fort Wayne Museum, Tiffin University, Antioch College, and Eastern Washington University. Kraus’ work is in many private and corporate collections as well. She has been awarded two Montgomery County Individual Artist Fellowships and one Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant.

Currently an adjunct professor of photography at Wright State University, Kraus enjoys teaching and getting back to the basics of the black and white darkroom, as well as digital photography. She holds a Master of Arts in Photography from Antioch University in Yellow Springs, OH, a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University, and an Associate’s Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Springs Gallery, located in King’s Yard at 220 Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs, exhibits and sells a wide variety of original fine arts and fine crafts by local and regional artists. The gallery also hosts small art classes and workshops. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 7 PM and, on the 3rd Friday (Fling in the Springs), Noon to 9 PM. For more information call 937.767.1766, email, or visit

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