Our Current Exhibition


Iceland's Vanishing Beauty: Photography by Michael Kienitz

Exhibition | October 18 - December 31

Opening | Friday Oct 18 | 5pm - 8pm

Community Conversation with the Artist | December 5 | 6pm - 7pm

Photojournalist Michael Kienitz calls upon his deep photographic experience to capture the incredible, but disappearing landscape of Iceland’s active volcanoes, ice caves, beaches, canyons, waterfalls, wetlands, black sands, and mountains.  Iceland’s Vanishing Beauty features Kienitz’s five-year work collecting images from southeast Iceland’s ice caves and glacial formations in the region’s glacial tongues.

Michael Kienitz has been a photographer for over 40 years. His traditional photography has appeared in Life, Time, and Newsweek, and other major publications worldwide, his work has been exhibited in the United States and Europe. He was an instructor of photojournalism in the School of Journalism at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  His work has been disseminated world wide by various photo agencies including Contact Press Images, Black Star, Picture Group and Mercury Pictures.

Kienitz has won numerous awards for his photography including Best Picture Story from UPI and Best Sunday Magazine Picture Story from The Sunday Magazine Editors Association.  While living in New York he worked for Andy Warhol and was the house photographer of The Waldorf Astoria.  He created the visual portion of the largest survey ever done to publishers and editors on the ethics of digital imaging. He has presented digital imaging seminars for the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), The Society for Newspaper Design (SND), The National Newspaper Association(NNA), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and state and local press organizations.  Kienitz has produced, shot and edited digital video for television commercials and done still photography for motion pictures.  He is a licensed drone pilot and teaches photography and video for drones at the Peninsula School of Art, Door County, WI.

Free Field Trip Opportunities are available for Grades 2 and above.  Your students will experience:


·     a visit to the Arts @ Large Gallery to observe the photography exhibit of Iceland’s glaciers and the effect of climate change.

·     a performing arts activity with Artist Educator Jacque Troy

·     a visual arts activity with Artist Kristina Rolander


Pre-visit materials and activities are available to assist with classroom planning and preparation.  Field Trips are scheduled from 10am - 11:45am. Dates Available for booking include: Oct 23, 30, 31, Nov 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27 and Dec 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12,17, 18, 19.


The first eighteen classrooms to schedule will receive free busing.  To schedule a field trip for your class, contact Laura Yale.  laura@artsatlargeinc.org  

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