All In: Shorewood Girls Cross Country

Photographs by Lois Bielefeld

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July 20th, 2017 - October 22nd, 2017

Opening Reception
Thursday July 20th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
With a
panel discussion with Lois Bielefeld, Sarah Kopplin (coach), Shorewood Girl's XC alumni, Alison Reinhoffer and current student, Morgan Lock. Moderated by Deb Brehmer, Portrait Society Gallery at 7:00 p.m.

There is no cost for admission to the opening courtesy of Park Bank

Though Bielefeld is known for her portraiture, this new series takes that interest a step further. Here, she documents her daughter’s high school cross country team over a full season of workouts, races, team-building activities, and camping trips. The series reveals a roller coaster of emotions and physical ordeals that tells a captivating story of growth and accomplishment, while also helping us revisit our past lives as teenagers navigating the landscape of friendship, group dynamics, and team sports.

The team’s coach and mentor, Sarah Kopplin, has contributed her writings and thoughts surrounding a philosophical approach to coaching and team sports that puts individual goals and development above winning. She’s also nurtured a culture of inclusivity and encouragement that reveals a progressive attitude sometimes elusive in the sports world. Bielefeld captures all this in her series, nimbly walking a line between art and sports photography.

Lois Bielefeld's work appears courtesy of Portrait Society Gallery.

Exhibition Programming:
SATURDAY, August 5, 2017 | 1:15 PM
Meet-up Run in conjunction with “All In: Shorewood Girls Cross Country”

Calling runners of all ages and abilities to join us for an informal meetup run originating at the Charles Allis Art Museum in conjunction with our exhibition, “All In: Shorewood Girls Cross Country”, a series of documentary photographs by Lois Bielefeld. Meet at the Allis to peruse the show, and then join the group for a jog (down the hill!) to the Northpoint custard stand near Bradford Beach. We will meet at the Charles Allis at 1:15 PM and the run will begin at 2:00 PM.

THURSDAY, September 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Gallery Walk & Talk with Lois Bielefeld | FREE with admission to the museum

Come for an informal gallery walk-through with Lois Bielefeld! Lois will talk about her work in the exhibition, her background and current projects, and will answer questions from the group.


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