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ArtHop’s Aug. 13 Featured Artist: Michael Kuker

Photographer Michael Kuker has been a Redding resident for over 30 years. Michael has been shooting digitally for nearly 10 years. His influences include Chester Mullen, Margaret Bourke-White, and Andreas Feininger. His outside interests include bicycling, local history, and old-time music.

I’ve always been fascinated by the passage of time and how photography can open a window to the past and lend insight on the present. My favorite subjects alternate between unsullied natural vistas and manmade scenes that are usually abandoned, neglected, or both. I call it “Entropic Americana.”

Michael lives in Redding with his wife and cat.

See Michael’s work through August at Carnegies, 1600 Oregon Street, Redding. Meet Michael at a reception for the artist on Saturday (August 13), 6 to 9 p.m. Click here for ArtHop maps and details, available exclusively at aNewsCafe.com.

Adam Mankoski enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your North State weekend events to adamm.anewscafe@gmail.com.

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