The rustic brick wall of Diana’s Café on Main Street in downtown Rockford has a new exhibit featuring local photographer Karen Salyer, the owner of Karen J Photography in Belmont. Salyer’s photography encompasses many realms – high school seniors, families, pets and nature. She has also been the league photographer for a traveling soccer team. Her photos have appeared in the Rockford Squire and The Grand Rapids Press.
Salyer says, “Photography is therapy for me. I love the energy my portrait sessions bring! Whether it’s people or pets, I love the fun and relationship building that goes into each of these sessions.”
Currently, she has several pieces on display at Kuyper College and says, “I want people to see the uniqueness of each individual,”
Salyer goes on to say, “ I love the beauty of nature; I can spend hour upon hour outside photographing this amazing world we live in. I try to convey the peacefulness that I see.”
Diana Sorensen, owner of Diana’s Café, has been transitioning her café into a full service restaurant. She provides a beautiful historic brick wall in her café to display work by members of the Rogue River Artists Association for 4 week time periods.
The Rogue River Artists Association is a local non-profit organization actively working to build awareness and community involvement with the arts. More information on the association can be found on their website at www.rogueriverartists.org