The Hallberg Center for the Arts is open again , but to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and the community, we will be placing some requirements and limits on visitors and voluteers.  We will be open normal hours Thursday through SaturdayVolunteers and guests will be required to wear a mask (if you don't have one, we will provide on for you).  We are limiting the total volunteers and guests to a total of 15 people in the gallery at any given time.  Sanitizer will be available.  Social distancing is required.

Thanks for your understanding.  Everyone at The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community.

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper

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About Me...

Photography is a lifelong passion for me. It gives me new perspectives on the world around me, and allows me to chronicle moments in time. It’s what I love to do.

While I enjoy photographing anything interesting, I am especially fascinated in rediscovering the world immediately around me. I grew up in the Twin Cities area (Wyoming, Minnesota) and have lived in Minnesota for most of my life (it’s grey duck!). I feel fortunate to live here: close to incredible arts, architecture, professional sports and city life, but still within reach of beautiful lakes, wildlife and nature. It’s this world near to me that comprises much of what I photograph. I started using my camera to preserve and capture some of the places and moments that are special about Minnesota, as well as discovering new ones. In the process I’ve gained amazing new perspectives on things close to me but often overlooked or taken for granted.

I try to learn something every time I use my camera, in terms of photography and the place or subject I’m shooting. Whether it’s capturing the rotation of the earth via star trails through long exposure photography or surrealistic high dynamic range (HDR) photography, I’m always trying to learn something new and challenge myself. I feel this way about the subjects and places I photograph, too: I try to capture what it is about a subject that fascinates me, so I can preserve and share it through photography.