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Arts: New exhibition spotlights Willowmere Haven farm’s animal friends
Bre Miller and her husband Spencer have been helping out at Willowmere Haven for three years now. Bre’s photography will be on display at the Pumphouse on Oct. 28. SUPPLIED

For Niagara-on-the-Lake resident Bre Miller, her latest artistic endeavour all started with a love for animals.

Miller and her husband, Spencer, have managed care of animals at Lauren and Vaughn Goettler farm Willowmere Haven for the last three years. 

She “absolutely” loves animals, Miller told The Lake Report.

“It’s nice to be in the company of something that desperately wants and needs you and just loves you no matter what,” she said.

Miller has been able to beautifully capture these quiet moments with the animals on an Instagram page, @willowmerehaven, for the farm that she started to share images with fellow NOTLers.

The account’s feed is filled with idyllic photographs and action shots of sheep, pigs, cows, goats, horses and other animals that call this farm home or may pay a visit.

“I guess I just kind of have a thing for capturing moments and wanting moments to be remembered,” Miller said. 

The Instagram page gained popularity with residents and visitors – currently, it has more than 750 followers.

Miller decided to show some of the best shots in an exhibition at the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. 

Miller said that each image, shot on her iPhone 12, tells a specific story.

“Yesterday I was doing the installation at the gallery and was walking around looking at the photos and thought, ‘Oh, there’s a story with that one,’ and I was telling all the staff at the museum,” she said. 

Miller’s exhibition will run from Oct. 28 to Nov. 11 at the Pumphouse, at 247 Ricardo St.

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