Tuesday 24, 2009
            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Northern Michigan University student Joseph Sobel’s “Untitled” photographs are on display in the Anderson House in Lansing as part of the fifth annual Arts in the House exhibit. Sobel is a senior photography major from Iron Mountain. He took the two photos featured in the display while on a hike through Cranbrook Gardens in Bloomfield Hills. 

            “As we walked around and checked out the place, there was this cute baby fawn hurdled up by a bush with no mama, so I took my wide-angle fisheye from Nikon (D60) and  clicked the shutter about a foot away from it,” said Sobel.

            The other, a bench that he described as looking like a “cage of some sort with a concave to sit in,” was taken with the same fisheye lens in the vicinity of the nature walk. 

            The collection by 10 students from Michigan universities was recently unveiled during a reception. Michael Boulus, executive director of the Presidents Council, and House Speaker Pro Tempore Pam Byrnes honored those whose work will be showcased during the 2009-10 academic year. Arts in the House is a partnership between the Presidents Council and the Michigan House of Representatives to promote art in everyday life.