Photographic artist Arden Ward Upton will give a gallery talk as part of the reception for the "Equus" exhibit featuring her fine-art photography.

Photographic artist Arden Ward Upton will give a gallery talk as part of the reception for the “Equus” exhibit featuring her fine-art photography.

HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College will host a reception for its new exhibition, “Equus: Fine Art Photography by Arden Ward Upton,” from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 23. Upton will give a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m., to talk about the photographs she’s chosen for the exhibit.

The exhibition is on display through May 16 and features dozens of large-scale, fine art photographs made by Upton over the years. A horsewoman herself, her passion for horses and wildlife is represented in her work. Upton said these images have been years in the making, and were in her heart even before she captured them. “Seeing them come to fruition is such an exciting time,” she said.

Photographs in the “Equus” collection were shot as far away as Italy and as near as Upton’s backyard — she lives with her husband William Upton at Windwood Equestrian, a word-class training and stabling facility just outside of Birmingham.

Upton’s “Equus” photographs can be seen in galleries from Vail to New York.  Her photography has been featured in local, national and international magazines as well as a variety of books, blogs and feature stories.  A recent star of “Jersey Belle” on the Bravo television network, she has also been a contributing writer for lifestyle and fashion websites and magazines and provides style expertise, coaching and consulting.

The exhibition at The Evelyn Burrow Museum complements the museum’s collection of horse sculptures and porcelain figures that were donated to the museum by its namesake.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Evelyn Burrow Museum is open Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information about The Evelyn Burrow Museum, call 256.352.8457 or visit www.burrowmuseum.org.