‘Fire and Ice: Landscapes Worldwide’ exhibited at Baystate

Date: 11/14/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The  beauty of our world can be absolutely breathtaking.  “Fire and Ice: Landscapes Worldwide,” a photography exhibit by Amy S. Dane, will be on view in the Daly Building of Baystate Medical Center in Springfield until Dec. 30. The 40 photographs lining the corridor to the MRI wing, all for sale, will highlight landscapes and seascapes from the Arctic to Antarctica with 21 countries in between.

Viewers will enjoy glacial ice, a barren scene of an old whaler boat surrounded by penguins, volcanoes, bubbling mud pools, desert rocks and dunes, castles, rice paddies, ice caves, waterfalls, inviting beaches and sunsets. The word “fire” in the title refers to our own dazzling New England fall foliage.

While narrowing down the photos Dane chose to exhibit, she was reminded that “there’s no place like home.”  From the light house on Cape Cod to our national parks out West and finishing with the Lone Cyprus near Monterey, California, the photographer felt proud to be a citizen of one of the most beautiful countries on the face of our plant.

This is Dane’s second exhibition at Baystate Hospital. Her recent exhibit “Favorite Faces from Faraway Places” earlier in the year was so well-received that she was invited back.  Although she is best known for her multi-cultural portraits and photojournalism, Amy also enjoys taking pictures of landscape and flora.  She is currently working on creative photography and will show some samples in the exhibition space.

Dane also enjoys sharing her experiences by giving culturally informative and entertaining presentations about her travels.  She offers an extensive list of countries and topics to choose from.  They can be found on her website at www.amydaneadventures.com or by contacting her at amy@amydaneadventures.com

The website’s extensive photo gallery provides a drop box of over 50 countries to choose from.  Browsers may also view photographs tagged by theme.  The website also includes a wide selection of slide shows, newspaper articles, cable television programs and both past and upcoming exhibitions.

The photographer’s awards include “Best in Show,” April 2014 at the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, Southampton in the 13th Annual “Women in History Month” juried contest/exhibition; “Best in Show,” February 2012 at the Friends of the Agawam Public Library second Open Juried Photography Show, and second place in photography at the Monson Arts Council’s 2013 art show. She was honored in June 2013 as one of “13 Extraordinary Women” by the Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts.          

Dane is a travel agent for Great Dane Travel, a Travel Companion affiliate.  She is a contributing photographer to the Longmeadow News; a docent for the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield; a member of the Valley Photo Club, Springfield, and the Springfield Photographic Society. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Smith College and Masters in Arts from Williams College in art history.

She served as education coordinator at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum for 11 years.

The Daly Building is located at the Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut St.

For more information, contact Sue Fontaine at 794-7630, or email the photographer at amy@amydaneadventures.com.