Flaherty & Hood, P.A. is pleased to present “Cass Gilbert’s Masterpiece: Three Perspectives,” a photography exhibit showcasing historical, aesthetic and intimate moments in the Minnesota State Capitol’s recent history.
The exhibit and reception will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Flaherty & Hood office located at 525 Park Street, Suite 470 in Saint Paul. The event is free and open to the public.
The exhibit features the work of photographers John Kaul, Tom Olmschied and Andrew VonBank, all of whom have many years’ experience capturing the Capitol’s memorable moments. Olmschied served as chief photographer of the Minnesota House of Representative from 1975 to 2011, and Von Bank has been a House photographer since 1991. A lobbyist as well as a photographer and filmmaker, Kaul has been snapping shots at the Capitol for 34 years.
Although it may seem a bit unusual to have an art exhibit at a law office, Tim Flaherty, senior lobbyist and shareholder at Flaherty & Hood, said hosting the show is a perfect fit for his firm, especially considering the office’s location overlooking the Capitol.
“For the past 30 years, Flaherty & Hood’s legislative advocacy work has been centered at the State Capitol, one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the country,” Flaherty said. “Our firm wants to recognize the outstanding value of the Capitol in our political process and give people an opportunity to see it from a unique perspective.”
With the multi-million dollar Capitol renovation and construction of the Senate Office Building now in full swing, event organizers also agreed that now is the ideal time to hold the exhibit.
“The legislative session is about to begin and the Capitol is currently a construction zone,” said Kaul, who worked with staff at Flaherty & Hood to plan and organize the show. “Legislators, lobbyists and the public are bound to feel nostalgic about the beauty of the building and all of the events that have occurred there. This exhibit is a chance for some of us to reminiscence and others to discover what makes the Capitol and its characters so special.”