Beargrease images on display at Great Lakes Aquarium

The Merrill Lynch Gallery at Great Lakes Aquarium is hosting a John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon photo exhibit. Howie / HowieBlog.com

The Merrill Lynch Fine Arts Gallery at Great Lakes Aquarium is hosting a John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon photo exhibit through March 25. Howie / HowieBlog.com

The John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon may be postponed, but the gallery show must go on.

Images from the John Beargrease sled dog race are on exhibit at Great Lakes Aquarium now through March 25, 2013. An open house will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

This is the third year the show will return to the Merrill Lynch Fine Arts Gallery in the Aquarium. And this year’s exhibit features the largest grouping of photographers yet. The works of 15 photographers are on display including Chris Gibbs, Kit Larson, John Anderson, Brad Putney, Jessica Jasek and the winner of the 2012 Beargrease photo contest, Paul Blissenbach of Bowling Green, Kentucky.

“The Lead Dog” -- Matt Vollum / For Howie Blog

“The Lead Dog” — Matt Vollum / For Howie Blog

The exhibit is organized by Twin Cities’ photographer Kyle Krohn.

Krohn, who lives in the Twin Cities, has been capturing images at the Beargrease since 1990. He’s looking forward to another exhibit and says he appreciates the opportunity to showcase the works of so many talented photographers in one gallery.

“It has elevated our work to a real art show,” said Krohn.

This is a must-see show for any sled dog racing fan. And it’s a popular exhibit for Great Lakes Aquarium.

“We’re very pleased to be hosting another captivating collection of photographs from John Beargrease races of the past,” said Jack LaVoy, executive director of Great Lakes Aquarium. “The images of snow and cold scenery combined with the intense energy of the dogs, makes them a compelling topic to be featured in our Merrill Lynch Fine Arts Gallery in the winter.”

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