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New Exhibit at WELD Dallas: “An Icelandic Expedition”

New Exhibit at WELD Dallas: An Icelandic Expedition

Opening Sept. 11, the work of adventure photographers Doug Klemabara, John Dale, and Sean Berry will be on display in their collaborative exhibit, “An Icelandic Experience.”

Held in the northwest Dallas art collaboration studio WELD, the trio’s photographs from their recent March excursion across the Nordic country will be featured alongside the art of Icelandic illustrator Ran Flyngering. Klembara, a world traveler whose work has been published in ABC News and Texas Monthly, says, “Out of all of the countries I’ve visited, Iceland is the most uniquely striking and geographically diverse place I’ve witnessed. We’ve worked hard to bring a lot of Iceland back to Dallas for the show.”

Berry, a graduate from Texas A&M and a resident of Dallas, works all over the country with clients such as Rolling Stones and, but also within the Dallas community photographing for the Dallas Stars. Dale ,who is originally from Boulder, Colorado, specializes in adventure photography and filmmaking, while also creating images for brands and athletes across the country.

All three of these artists worked together at the WELD studio in Dallas to put together this exhibit of the breathtaking landscape of remote Iceland. Established as a creative space specifically for artistic collaborations, studio director Austin Mann recently opened a second WELD location in Nashville, Tenn.

In hopes of empowering young artists, Mann comments, “I just wanted them to go out and make it their own. Lots of people say that but we actually wanted to do it. This is their space and you’ll see their fingerprints all over the walls.”

The free gallery event will be held Friday at 7 p.m. To top off the night, the Icelandic craft beer Einstok, which is brewed just 60 miles outside of the Artic circle, will be available for attendees.

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