Arts Council of Midland Hosts Premier Photography Exhibit

ACM Quarterly Exhibit ‘Visions: 2018’ features Aaron Bedell’s images of the world

On Friday, January 26th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., the Arts Council of Midland will
kick off its annual Quarterly Exhibitions series entitled ‘Visions: 2018’ with a reception at 1506 West
Illinois Avenue in Midland, Texas, featuring the masterful works of photographer, Aaron Bedell. The
exhibit, ‘Peregrination In Photography’, features many of Bedell’s images from his travels all over the
world, including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. Bedell will speak at 6:45
p.m., and refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public.

Bedell is self-taught and through trial and error, began to hone his craft and create masterpieces. “In
2006, I moved from the USA to Japan and began teaching all subjects from English to Physics to students
of all ages at a small, Christian international school in Yamato, Japan. My foray into the Far East ignited
my love for travel and provided an ideal starting point for future journeys. Beginning with a trip to China
in late 2007 my adventures have lead me to nearly 30 countries – each one documented by thousands of
still images and video,” said Aaron Bedell, photographer.

“It wasn’t until late 2012 that I returned to the US to seek opportunities to expand my photography
business and reunite with old friends and my dear family. It was a pleasure to spend long overdue time
with my parents in Wyoming. The following year, I had an opportunity to move to West Texas. That’s
where I met the love of my life, Elaine. We were married in June of 2014 and blessed with our daughter,
Elizabeth, in November of 2015,” said Bedell.

Besides photography, Bedell currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Permian Basin Area
Foundation. Peregrination In Photography can also be seen weekdays during operating hours from
January 25 to March 18, at ACM headquarters at 1506 West Illinois Avenue in Midland.