WHO: The Brauer Museum of Art presents color photographs by Pete Doherty and Joanne Markiewicz.

Doherty is a former bank marketing executive who launched Doherty Images in 2005. A freelance photographer, he specializes in photographing the Indiana Dunes and the Chicago lakefront. He also provides commercial photography to business clients throughout Northwest Indiana and Chicago. Doherty’s work has been exhibited in galleries throughout Northwest Indiana, and it has been published in a variety of publications including Chicago Life Magazine, USA Today, Forbes Magazine, Golf Now Chicago, Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine, and “Dreams of Duneland,” a pictorial book by local author Ken Schoon.

Markiewicz worked in the medical field for more than 25 years. She has always been intrigued by flowers’ beauty and life cycles. Through macro photographs, she aims to portray the flower’s soul. A self-taught photographer, Markiewicz has worked with professionals in the field including National Geographic photographers, and she counts Doherty as one of her main influences. Her work has been on display throughout Northwest Indiana, with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the Hospice of the Calumet Area.

WHAT: An opening reception for the exhibition will be free and open to the public.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Christ College Commons, Mueller Hall, Valparaiso University

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