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Mississippi River Photo Shootout to open at MMAM


The Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will open Mississippi River Photo Shootout: A Juried Exhibition on Friday, September 1, 2017, with a sneak peak opening reception on Thursday, August 31.

Mississippi River Photo Shootout is an exhibition of outstanding contemporary photographs interpreting, documenting, and celebrating the Mississippi River and life along the Mississippi, from its Minnesota headwaters to the Gulf of Mexico. Subjects include sights and scenes depicting riverscapes, recreation, commerce, wildlife, weather conditions, nature and natural phenomena. All the photography has been created by amateur and professional photographers who live, work and play throughout the Mississippi River basin, including Winona photographers Kari Yearous and Joy Davis Ripley. Judges selected 103 images from more than 500 submissions, creating a large body of photographs as rich and diverse as the river itself. This exhibition is part of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s ongoing Mississippi River Series and runs through December 23, 2017.

A sneak peak opening reception for Mississippi River Photo Shootout will be held on Thursday, August 31, and will feature passed hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The reception is free for members and students and $10 for non-members.

Also on August 31, MMAM will co-host a painting workshop for intermediate-level painters with Winona State University aboard the Cal Fremling Interpretive Center & Floating Classroom on the Mississippi River with artist Beau Carey from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register, go to or call 507-474-6626.

There is always something new to experience at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, a nonprofit art museum that engages visitors in meaningful visual art experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water. It is located at 800 Riverview Drive in Winona and is surrounded by acres of native prairie gardens along the Mississippi River. Gallery and MMAM Store hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information about MMAM is available at


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