Local photographer awarded regional arts council grant

The Intimate Beauty of Bark by Paul Winger

Paul Winger, whose prize-winning photograph “Windswept Trees” was featured in the February 2013 issue of the Bugle, has received a $5,000 grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. Thirty-eight artists were awarded grants out of 376 applicants. The grant will allow Winger to engage in a five-day one-to-one workshop with fellow St. Anthony Park resident Douglas Beasley, a noted photographer and educator, at Beasley’s Trade River Retreat Center near Grantsburg, Wis. Winger, a semi-professional nature and landscape photographer, frequently uses local areas for photo outings, including Como Park, the Horticultural Building Gardens on the State Fairgrounds and the University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science Display and Trial Garden on the St. Paul campus. You can see Winger’s and Beasley’s work on their websites, paulwinger.zenfolio.com and douglasbeasley.com. Winger’s work is also on display at Legacy Art and Gifts, 1209 Grand Ave., St. Paul.

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