By Rachel George
UNO professor Christine Reed will present a collection of wild horse photographs at an exhibit at the Omaha Healing Arts Center Gallery, 1216 Howard St.”I’ve always had an interest in horses,” Reed said. “I own four myself. I did a similar exhibit last year and had the opportunity to go back.”
“Still Wild, Portraits From the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range” displays photos taken during Reed’s second visit to the range, located in Montana on the south slope of East Pryor Mountain, where over 100 wild horses roam free.
“These horses are one of the few herds left in the U.S. The Spanish brough them over in the ’50s and ’60s, and these horses are one of the few pure descendants left,” she said.
The exhibit also includes photos from the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area near Cody, Wyo.
“I hope these images will show people the inner spirit of wild horses,” Reed said. “The exhibit is called ‘Still Wild’ because the horses are obviously still wild, but also because they’re still images. You can tell a lot about the spirit of the horse if you can capture that stillness.”
The opening reception takes place on Aug. 11, from 5 to 8 p.m., but the exhibit will remain on display until mid-September.
Reed has worked for the university since 1982 as a Regents Foundation in the School of Public Administration. Her main teaching interests include Administrative Law and Environmental Policy and Ethics, so a special focus of her research involves the public management of wild horses.