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Dennis Crider

Dennis Crider

(Willow Springs) – The Willow Springs Arts Council will be hosting local Photographer Dennis Crider at the historic Ferguson Building in Willow Springs beginning on Saturday July 20 and running through July 27.

This photography exhibit has been titled “Furry, Feathered and Other Friends” and will include photos taken of wildlife in the Ozarks.

A reception will be held on July 20 from 5-8 PM with light refreshments and a chance to visit with Crider. Other opportunities to see the exhibit will be on Sunday July 21 2-4PM and Monday July 22, Friday July 26, and Saturday July 27 from 5-7 PM.

Crider says that he has also had an interest in photography since the age of four when he took his photograph of Old Faithful in the Yellowstone National Park. His interests center on things that don’t talk back, such as nature, wildlife and scenic landscape, but he also enjoys still life work and photographing inanimate objects.

For 39 years Crider worked as a reporter, photographer, and sports editor at a local paper before retiring in August of 2008. Since retirement he has spent the last four plus years traveling to various arts and crafts festivals in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas to showcase his work.

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Crider was selected as a finalist in the Best of Nature Photography Show for 2009 and 2010, and in 2011 he was a finalist in the Cowboys and Indians magazines annual photography contest.

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