Frank Meuschke earned a Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting, has participated in several artist residency programs including the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and MacDowell Colony. He was Dean at the Skowhegan School from 2001-03, taught his workshop intensive Landscape and Meaning at Art New England from 2014-16, and was instructor of drawing at The School of Architecture, New York Institute of Technology from 2005-14.
Frank has shown his painting and photography nationally, including Boston, New York, Milwaukee and New Mexico and has a passion for photography, painting, landscape aesthetics, plants and ecosystems and as owner of Hudson Clove, grows nine varieties of heirloom garlic. He also enjoys sharing his experience through teaching.
Dr. Mike Shaw
Dr. Mike Shaw is an award-winning photographer and workshop leader based in St. Paul. He is known for his friendly teaching style, loves the outdoors and can be found anywhere there are no roads.
He is the author of three books: "Creative Nightscapes and Time-lapses," Routledge/Focal Press (2019; in press), "The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography," Routledge/Focal Press (2017); and "Integrated Science: New Approaches To Education," Springer (2008).
I've been taking photos since the late 60's, when my grandfather gave me my first camera. I have continued to learn and improve though both self study, and through workshops offered by Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Patrick Endres, and Lance Keimig.
I began offering workshops and classes in late 2012 as a result of the popularity of the photo hikes I lead at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. My photos have appeared in various publications and marketing materials. They have also appeared in several gallery shows. Most recently, I am displaying my photos at the Steeple Art Center in Rosemount MN.
Although I photograph many different subjects, my favorite subject is natural landscapes. This has led me to travel to some great destinations including many of our national parks.
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