Michelle McDannel

Marcelle McDannel for August 4th


Come meet Ptarmigan Arts’ newest member!  Marcelle McDannel of Alaskan Underwater Imagery will be holding a First Friday Pop-up Show to highlight her incredible underwater photography. 

As our newest co-op member, Marcelle’s work will now be available full-time in the gallery, and she will hold a welcome Pop-up show on First Friday, August 4th, from 10am – 7pm.  

Here is more information about Marcelle from our Gallery News welcoming her as a member:

“Before she ever considered photography, Marcelle became an Alaskan cold-water diver.  Whether navigating an icy ramp of disintegrating concrete in Whitter, skidding down a trail on a snow-covered beach in Juneau, or doing a back roll into the 37 degrees winter waters of Resurrection Bay, Marcelle and Alaskan divers go to extraordinary lengths just to get underwater.  So, what’s down there that could possibly be worth the effort, much less the bone-chilling cold?

“Answering that question is what led Marcelle to buy her first underwater camera.  Photos of Alaskan wildlife above the oceans are readily available and some sea life is well-known on restaurant menus.  But few photographers have watched an Alaskan King Crab scurrying across the ocean floor or seen the dazzling reds and oranges of a poisonous Lion’s Mane jellyfish drifting in a swell.  The raw photographs Marcelle takes provide a glimpse into this little-known world.  However, she wants her images from these photos to do more—to convey the sense of awe she feels experiencing these forbidding waters first-hand with a touch of the otherworldly magic that keeps drawing her back. ”

The slides below are just a sample of her wonderful images.  Don’t miss our First Friday Pop-up Show with this special opportunity to see more of her underwater photographs!


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