The McPherson Public Library will host an artist’s reception for photographer Diane Frazier on July 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Frazier’s collection of photographs, titled “A Runner’s View of Kansas,” will be on display in the meeting room during the months of July and August.

Frazier describes herself as “a shy photographer.”  She didn’t discover her muse in photography until she started getting serious about running.  While out on a run, she began noticing the beauty around her and viewing things which she had passed dozens of times from new perspectives.  She loves the challenges of discovering new ways to view a particular scene.  In addition to her images of nature, she enjoys photographing people as well. 

About half of her photographs are taken on her phone camera, while she uses a Canon DSLR for other shots.

“I am a native Kansan and love my state so much,” Frazier said. “It is my hope that I portray Kansas in a way that shows others how unique and beautiful it is here; it’s not just fly over country.”

Frazier holds an art degree from Sterling College and a graphic design degree from Emporia State University.

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