The Sargent Gallery in Aquinnah is welcoming this weekend a new exhibit called Force of Place: Oil and Water in North Dakota. The exhibit features photographs by Valery Lyman of the oil fields in North Dakota and the water protection camps at Standing Rock. Ms. Lyman is an award winning documentary filmmaker and photographer who spent her summers growing up on Martha’s Vineyard. She has spent the last four years photographing and recording audio in the Bakken region of North Dakota, where she lived in a steel shipping container, documenting the rise of the oil industry there, as well as the events at Standing Rock. She will give an artist talk at the event.

The Sargent Gallery is located at 32 State Road in Aquinnah and an opening reception takes place on Sunday, July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

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