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Image by Allyson Ely Selected by the Praxis Gallery

Ellen Gilkerson | Published on 1/1/2024

Fallen Branches, an image by PACC member Allyson Ely has been selected for inclusion in the Landscapes Exhibition at the Praxis Gallery and Photo Arts Center in Minneapolis.

In the Landscapes Exhibition, Praxis Gallery sought photographic artwork that explores a broad, interpretive, and personal investigation of the landscape: both as a place or an idea, as a literal expression or conceptual iteration.  G.S. Broz, a Metaverse fine art photographer and NFT art book creator, was the juror.  The exhibition will be on the walls January 20 through February 10.  The opening reception will take place  on Saturday, January 20, 6 to 8 PM. The images in the exhibition are currently located online at

Allyson says:  Several years ago, I discovered Mallard Lake, in Golden Gate Park.  I go there often to walk, admire the colors in the Spring and Autumn, the reflections in the water, and to photograph.  Often, there are branches floating in the water but these, seen after a storm, were different:  white, almost glowing against the foliage behind, and striking in their intricate conformation.  These branches are long gone, and the magic of this lake is disappearing slowly as algae dims reflections, overgrown brush and bamboo block views, and mallards are only occasional visitors.  I continue to return, though, always hoping for a rebirth of this serene and pretty spot.

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Allyson Ely:  Fallen Branches

Praxis Gallery and Photographic Arts Center is a non-profit community-based arts organization that aims to support the development of emerging photographic artists.  Praxis provides photographic exhibitions and learning opportunities that inform, challenge, and engage the individual artist, and promotes artists’ work to local and international audiences.





Praxis Gallery and Photo Arts Center:

  2637 27th Avenue South

  Minneapolis, MN 55406



Landscapes Exhibition:

  January 20 – February 10

  Opening reception:  Saturday, January 20, 6 to 8 PM

  Online gallery:


Gallery hours:

  Saturday:  12 PM to 5 PM 

  Tuesday through Friday:  By appointment – phone 612-345-5571