Hibbing, Minnesota, October 23, 2017 — The Borealis Art Guild has opened a new photography exhibit “Hiking without A Canoe: A Photographic Journey of the Appalachian Trail” by Jill Aubin. Jill, a local Iron Ranger, completed a 2,200 mile trek on the Appalachian Trail capturing amazing photography along the way. The exhibit is on display until November 30, 2017. An Artist Reception will be held on November 2 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM with a slideshow presentation starting at 5:30 PM.
On September 21, 2016 Jill Aubin completed her journey of hiking the Appalachian Trail. A lot of hiking, camping and trying out gear went into the planning of this epic 6 month hike. Jill will be sharing her love of the outdoors, the preparations of food and gear, and what it was like to get up every morning and hike an average of 15 miles a day. Along the way you will learn about the terrain, the animals and the people of the Appalachian Mountains. Jill will be sharing photographic images on a slide show while she tells us what it takes to hike 2,189 miles during her presentation on November 2.
Jill grew up on the Iron Range in rural Minnesota near the town of Mountain Iron. She graduated from the Suburban Hennepin Technical college with a degree in Commercial Photography. After closing a successful photography business, Jill went on to start teaching children at various businesses in the area with her most recent job as the Education Coordinator at the Minnesota Discovery Center. Jill gave up her position three to follow her dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Currently she is traveling locally to do inspirational speaking as well as teaching photography classes.
NONPROFIT BOREALIS ART GUILD
The Borealis Art Guild is located in downtown Hibbing, Minnesota. The Borealis Art guild is an organization which supports a visible and vibrant art community on the Iron Range through providing facilities, education and encouragement of art and artists.