Monica Tininenko Night Life Photography Exhibit Artist Reception Sept 23


The MonDak Heritage Center in Sidney, MT will host an Artist Reception for Monica Tininenko for "Night Life", a photography exhibit, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. The exhibition is on display through October 1, 2016.

Born and raised in North Dakota, Monica says "Through my years of traveling this great state I have grown to love the scenery and people. In 2011, I began to photograph the state I love and continue to do so today."

Following a gift of Digital Single Lens Reflex camera in 2011, she began photographing all the abandoned farms and houses she'd been admiring for decades. Those images came together in her first show titled "Prairie Tales". That gift also allowed her to take part in a Historic Asylum preservation and documentation project, known as Project Kirkbride. She joined a group of 40 photographers and videographers to document the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center in Fergus Falls, MN. Monica studied 35mm Black and White film photography and development, and digital photography at Minot State University. The rest of her time behind the camera has been largely experimental and "incredibly fun".

Night photography became a passion for Tininenko recently. During a trip to London, England in March of 2014 she began to notice just how different cities and buildings became at night. That trip inspired the current show called "Night Life". "The exhibit portrays the places we see during the day but might not recognize or take the time to appreciate after the sun sets. Night is something that affects all parts of the world and can also be so beautifully unique to everybody."

"Night Life" features images created by using long exposure techniques. Several of the images in the series were created with exposures longer than one minute and others were very quick with a high ISO to avoid light trails. These images come from a variety of landscapes in locations including eastern Montana, western North Dakota, California, Washington, Nevada and even London, England.

The MonDak Heritage Center is located at 120 3rd Avenue SE in Sidney. There is no charge for admission and the MDHC is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm.

If you have any questions, please call the MDHC at 406-433-3500 or email us at [email protected]


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