"Abstract Landscapes" by photographer Chad Heggen of Joice are on display at the Blanden Art Museum in Fort Dodge through Dec. 16. An opening reception will be 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in the 2nd Floor Gallery, with refreshments and hors d'oeuvres. Heggen will give a talk at 4.

Heggen is a graduate of Morningside College, with a degree in Graphic Arts and a minor in Mass Communications and Photography.

The son of watercolor artist Richard Heggen, Chad found that his subjects started to be influenced by the landscape around him and his father’s early farm-based artworks. He loves working with textures and patterns created by the growth of nature and the erosion of man-made items.

The Blanden Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., Fort Dodge, is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

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