An Exhibition of Photographs by Gretchen Herrmann Benefiting the Paine Art Center and Gardens

September 29, 2020 to October 25, 2020

This exhibition of photographs by Gretchen Herrmann is presented for the enjoyment of the local community and to raise funds for the Paine Art Center and Gardens during the ongoing pandemic.

During most evenings over the past several years, Gretchen has gone for long walks through local landscapes. Along the way she has taken thousands of snapshots with her phone capturing the tranquil and varied vistas, light, and features of her journeys. Gretchen mindfully takes notice of both the grand, sweeping views of twilight skies and fields, as well as nature's small intricacies and imperfections as a meditative practice of renewal and healing. For this exhibition presented in the Paine’s Main Gallery and an online gallery, Gretchen selected a range of photographs conveying the spectrum of her experiences as well as the peace and beauty she wishes to share with others.

The exhibition is presented as a gift to the community by Gretchen and the Paine. It is meant to offer beauty and solace to nurture weary spirits during the trying times of the pandemic. In addition, the exhibition is presented in concert with a special initiative to raise essential funds for the ongoing care and educational programs of the historic Paine estate. As a thank you for their support, donors of $150 or more to the fundraising drive will receive an exhibition photobook, and donors of $300 or more will also receive a framed photo from the exhibition (see donations levels and benefits below). Gifts of all amounts are welcome and appreciated.

You are invited to view the exhibition online and at the Paine. If you are able, you are encouraged to consider making a donation to the Paine to help the historic estate persevere during this challenging period.

Photo of black silhouetted tree against a pink and blue sunset
Photograph by Gretchen Herrmann
Photo of road running into the horizon at sunset
Photograph by Gretchen Herrmann
Photo of a sunset on water in late fall
Photograph by Gretchen Herrmann

View the Online Gallery

The Wanderings exhibition features 83 photographs by Gretchen Herrmann. View all of the images in the exhibition in this online gallery. 

View Gallery

Visit the Exhibition

September 29-October 25, 2020

Presented within the historic Paine mansion, the Wanderings exhibition fills the walls of the Main Gallery. Reservations are required to visit the Paine, and admission is 50% off regular rates, courtesy of Community First Credit Union.

The exhibition concluded on October 25.

Make a Donation

Support the essential care and educational programs of the Paine during this critical time by making a special donation. Information about donation levels and benefits, including framed photos from the exhibition offered in various sizes, is below. Gifts of all amounts are welcome and appreciated.

Make Donation


11:00 am–4:00 pm