Monday, October 17, 2016

2017 Calendars are Available


It's that time again!  

Petra Productions 2017 Calendar Collection is online at: LuLu.com. 

Or if you want to shop local, look for Petra's Products at: Old Town General Store, Soulful Earth Herbals, WITA, The PEC Alternative Holiday Sale, Sunset Clay Studio's Holiday Art Market  and The Robin Theater's Pop-up Market in Reo Town.

Want to take a look at the photo selection? 

Visit my Petra Productions store on LuLu

The 2017 calendar includes:
  • original photography by Petra Daher
  • coil binding
  • full color 
  •  a variety of holidays and special days including Full Moons
  •  Size 11" x 8.5"   
  •  Made with love

Nature Photography 

Earth Poetry from Michigan
A Fundraiser for post-production and distribution of the Documentary Film, "Michigan Water Warriors" by Petra Productions.


 

Earth Poetry from Michigan,  is a 13- Month Photography Calendar celebrating the beauty of Michigan featuring the photography of Petra Daher.  The Calendar was created with love and each month includes Petra’s photography, an inspiring quote, and a unique variety of holidays. The 13-month calendar features images from all around the state, including Lansing, Bloomfield Hills Onondaga, Indian River, Frankfort and Harbor Springs. Enjoy photographs of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, Michigan Rivers, Eagles, Flowers and Sunsets.  Petra Daher is a Michigan video director, and photographer.  Her specialization is documentary film production and observational photography. Daher graduated from Michigan State University and has a vocational teaching certification in Video Production from Western Michigan University.

 

 Order Earth Poetry From Michigan 2017 Calendar

Support independent publishing: Buy this calendar on Lulu.





Street Photography 

Celebrating Michigan Grassroots Activism
A Fundraiser for post-production and distribution of the Documentary Film, "Michigan Water Warriors" by Petra Productions. 

 

Celebrating Michigan Grassroots Activists, is a 12-month photography calendar featuring Street Photography by Petra Daher. The calendar is a photo documentary of grassroots activism throughout the state of Michigan. Each month features a grassroots movement in action. Including ground breaking groups like: The People’s Water Board, Idle No More, Black Lives Matter, MI Cats, Little Artshram and more! Petra Daher is collector of stories and a media activist who uses her camera to film and photograph issues censored by the mainstream media. Her company Petra Productions is producing a documentary about Michigan Water Warriors and they need your help. Proceeds from the sale of this calendar will help pay for the production and distribution costs of the film.



Order Celebrating Michigan Grassroots Activists
  Support independent publishing: Buy this calendar on Lulu.




Monday, September 26, 2016

Autumn from Harvest to the Shedding of the Leaves


 Hello Friends,

I wanted to wish you a happy Harvest and let you know that my next photography exhibit, “Autumn from Harvest to the Shedding of the Leaves” will be at Eagle Monk Brewery throughout the month of October.   I'll decorate the microbrewery with my favorite Autumnal photography for the month.  


Eagle Monk Pub and Brewery is located at 4906 W. Mt. Hope Highway
Lansing, Michigan 48917
Open: T,W, TH 3-10pm, Fri & Sat  12-11pm, Sunday 12-9 pm 





The opening reception is scheduled for October 2, 2016 from 3-5pm, but the place is open till 10pm that day.  During the opening reception I’ll have matted prints and cards for sale and will be taking orders for my 2017 Nature Calendar and Street Photography Calendar.





I’ll also have my Tree Hugger Travel Films on hand in case you want to view them.  Eagle Monk has expanded their menu and offers a variety of pizza, Panini, salads, hummus, craft beer, wine and soda all made on the premises. They also have a game room with Shuffle Board and Darts! 

Let me know you are attending via the Facebook invite for a chance to win a matted print at the reception!  I'll select a winner during the reception.


Thank you for your continued support of Petra Productions.  I hope to see you there. 

Happy Autumn, Petra

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Tree Hugger Travel Postcard of Lansing



Take a moment to slow down and observe nature.  Watch this Tree Hugger Travel Video Postcard filmed in Greater Lansing and featuring my favorite Green Spaces.  The beautiful music was composed by my good friend Hassan Malouf.  This music video was created by Petra Daher Productions for the ongoing travel series Tree Hugger Travel.  Enjoy!  Thank you for visiting.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Summer 2016


Hello Friends,
Thank you for checking in with me! I am excited to capture the summer of 2016 on film and video. I will be working on my Tree Hugger Travel Guide to Michigan and creating a Nature Calendar for 2017. I still have time for portrait sessions and videos, so inbox me your ideas and requests.

I'm happy to announce that there are three locations you can view and purchase my Fine Art Photography this summer.  A framed photograph of Pure Michigan created by Petra Productions would make a creative wedding, housewarming or thank you gift. 
The Venues are:
Keys to Creativity
Keys to Creativity, is a community art center, a gallery, as well as events venue in the Lansing Mall.  Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/keystocreativity
5746 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI
(517) 657-2770
Hours: 12:00PM - 9:00PM



Check out my exhibit in the Community Gallery


The Allen Neighborhood Center
Allen Neighborhood Center is a place-based organization that serves as a hub for neighborhood revitalization and for activities that promote the health and well-being of Lansing’s Eastside community and other stakeholders. Visit on a Wednesday and enjoy the incredible Farmer's Market.

1611 E. Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48912, (517) 367-2468, Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm with hours extended to 6:00pm on Wednesdays.
 
Check the group art exhibit throughout the building.  My photography in the conference room

Holistic Therapy Massage and Bodywork
Owner Julianne Daher has decorated her healing center with my nature photography.  Visit by appointment only.  Schedule a massage with one of the most gifted therapists in town!
Address: 1770 E Grand River Ave #300, East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone:(517) 325-3075
A healing center in East Lansing, Michigan featuring the art of Petra Productions


 Enjoy the magic of Summertime! I hope to see you soon.
Petra

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Michigan ArtShare Artist Reception



PLEASE JOIN MICHIGAN ARTSHARE
at PRIMA CIVITAS
THURSDAY, March 3, 2016
5:00 TO 7:00 PM
FOR A MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION FOR

Lily Lihting Li Kostrzewa
Dream Along Dream Path

MUSIC BY:
Chris Russell
Guitarist with 
The Lansing Unionized Vaudeville Spectacle

SPECIAL VIDEO PRESENTATION
AND SLIDE SHOW
BY: PETRA DAHER
Featured Artist at:
Michigan Economic Development Fund Pure Michigan Building,
Visit her exhibit: 8-5 Monday-Friday
until Mid April.

At the reception she will be showing:
A slide show of “Following the Deer Trail”
and 
Tree Hugger Travel Video Postcards
FROM MICHIGAN AND OREGON

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

PRIMA CIVITAS LOBBY GALLERY
325 East Grand River Avenue, Suite 275
East Lansing, MI., 48823

COMPLIMENTARY PARKING
Please use the Charles Street Garage
“Charles St Elevator-Skywalk” Level 1 entrance
121 Charles Street, East Lansing

For more information please visit :
 www.miartshare.com



 










Friday, January 22, 2016

Photography Exhibit by Petra Daher and Tree Hugger Travel

What is Tree Hugger Travel? 
A Special Ongoing Documentary Series

Tree Hugger Travel is a source for thoughtful travelers.  The photographs, podcasts, documentaries and website created by Petra Daher Productions are an entertaining and informative resource for the busy professional, retiree or student, who when time permits, transforms into a trailblazer.  Tree Hugger Travel presents highlights and tips about specific travel destinations. Experienced hosts guide the viewer on short yet informative adventures.  Tree Hugger Travel showcases an area, providing tips on affordable and environmentally friendly travel options.  We research and review what the locals and experts consider the best entertainment options in an area. Tree Hugger Travel is a good source for trip planning or just daydreaming.

The Tree Hugger Travel Philosophy: 
Explore, learn about and celebrate the world around you with the purpose of being a responsible world citizen who travels in a respectful and low impact manner while supporting local economy and community.

Exhibit Title:
Tree Hugger Travel Michigan “Following the Deer Trail” Nature and Travel Photography by M. Petra Daher

Technical Statement: 
I filmed clips and captured photographs for an upcoming documentary and travel guide about  Michigan for my travel series, Tree Hugger Travel.  These images were captured using natural light during various times of the day with minimal photo editing. I used a Canon cameras and a Canon EFS 18-135 mm lens in various locations throughout the state of Michigan.

Artist Statement for Tree Hugger Travel Michigan “Following the Deer Trail”:  
Michigan offers incredible culture and natural beauty in every county of the state.   Exploring Michigan’s beautiful landscape, beaches and architecture have always been a source of strength and inspiration for me.

After the loss of several family members in 2015, I was seeking out special places as a way to comfort myself.   I explored “charged’ places including: Grand Haven, New Era, Little Platte Lake, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Torch Lake, Mackinaw City and Lansing’s beautiful River Trail. Capturing these photographs was part of a healing process for me.

I hope these images awaken something deep and wild inside of you. From sunrise to sunset …every day is an opportunity to experience beauty and joy. The most beautiful things are off the beaten path, so when adventuring in Michigan follow the deer trail!

To view the exhibit:
Please visit the Michigan Economic Development Fund’s Pure Michigan Building, 300 North Washington Square, Lansing, Michigan from 8-5, Monday- Friday, through April 12, 2016. Sponsored by Michigan ArtShare.

All images are for sale.  For more information go to:
http://www.petradaher.com/tree-hugger-travel-follow-the-deer-trail.html

Check back for information about a "Meet the Artist" event.  I will present along with two other Michigan artists sponsored by Michigan Artshare.

I will be showing some video postcards from Oregon and Michigan from my Tree Hugger Travel Series. Please share the information and thank you for your support of the Michigan art and storytelling community!

"Hiding in the Dunegrass" This exhibit is dedicated to my Mother.  Thank you for nurturing my creativity and love for nature.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

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