The Mint Hill Arts’ Fourth Quarter Exhibit at the Mint Hill Town Hall is a one-man show featuring the wildlife photography of Romie Mizell. Mizell is a past president of Mint Hill Arts and has shown his photography frequently at their monthly shows.
His interest in photography dates to the late seventies when his wife Judy began her career as a wildlife artist. Her need for accurate reference photos for her paintings prompted him to take up photography. This led to a thirty-year career for the couple as they traveled around the country researching subject matter and marketing her art. After they retired from the show circuit a few years ago, Romie began to focus on perfecting his skills as a wildlife photographer.
Even with the advent of digital and auto-focus equipment, photographing birds, mammals, and insects is a challenge. Subjects are seldom willing to pose for more than a few seconds and are often in low light situations. It requires patience and perseverance to capture these wild creatures in their natural habitat but Mizell is motivated by a strong desire to bring to the public’s attention the wonder of nature and the need to preserve our fragile ecosystem.
The exhibit opens October 12 and runs through early January 2018. The Town Hall Gallery is in the rear hall, on both levels, and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM.