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Freeze Frame

The completed installation is now on display through May 13, 2012!

The ashes and maples have given up their last leaves and deep snows blanket the land from the northern lake country to the last remnants of tall grass prairie in southwest Minnesota; yet, look closely and you will see nature come alive in the stillness of this newly frozen world.

Areca-WinterImageFreeze Frame: Capturing Nature in Winter, is a collaborative effort between the public and Bell Museum artist in residence Areca Roe, celebrating this seasonal awakening by exploring people's individual and collective experiences of nature and winter in the Midwest - as captured through the camera lens.
Over 1,000 images were submitted for use as Areca's medium in the installation. These images can be viewed via an online gallery Flickr stream - and streaming below!

Browse the 1,000+ images submitted to Freeze Frame:


Freeze Frame is made by possible through support from DigiGraphics Inc. 


A message from Freeze Frame curator and artist in residence, Areca Roe:

Our Artist in Residence:
Areca Roe


Areca Roe is an artist and photographer who explores the human relationship to the natural world and to animals in her artwork.

She has studied both art and biology and currently teaches college photography courses in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She recently received her MFA from the University of Minnesota.

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