“Fishing at the Falls,” photo by Brother John Lemker

This photography exhibit will open your eyes to the beauty of nature

“Captivating” on view at Gallery Saint John through Jan. 20

Images that capture the artistry of nature by Brother John Lemker will inspire you to get outdoors.

Lemker’s photography exhibit, ‘Captivating,’ was sparked by “the engaging beauty of nature.” The show, with 60 archival print, is on display through Jan. 20 at Gallery St. John in Beavercreek.

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Lemker has been a nature photographer for more than 40 years. 

"Autumn Reflections," photography by Brother John Lemker

“Through my images, I hope to encourage and promote a deep appreciation for the natural and abundant beauty of our country,” he said.

Among the photographs are spider webs covered dramatically in heavy frost, the pastels of fall reflected in a pond and a sweet gum tree bowing gracefully under the weight of ice.  

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Lemker has been a Marianist Novitiate since 1999. Gallery St. John is located in a 140-acre natural setting called Mount St. John in Beavercreek. 

"Sweet Gum trees in ice storm" photo by Brother John Lemker.

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It is a nonprofit entity of the Society of Mary. The gallery showcases the works of the Marianists and their associates in the Dayton community.

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Captivating, a photography exhibit by Brother John Lemker

WHERE: Gallery St. John, 4400 Shakertown Rd.

WHEN: Wednesday and Sunday from noon – 3 p.m.

ADMISSION Free

MORE INFO: (937) 320-5405 or the Gallery Saint John website

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