The Niche Gallery, located in the historic Collamer Building in downtown Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has announced the opening of The Foal Project, a series of equine images taken by photographer Lisa Miller.
These 40" x 60" signed and numbered limited edition pieces are printed on metal and depict the moment of connection between a mare and foal at birth.
The Foal Project, which will be at The Niche through the end of August, is a non-profit traveling gallery show that raises awareness and funding for equine assisted therapies. The project is sponsored by Towne Ryan & Partners and the Nemer Motor Group. During the local stay, part of the show's proceeds will also help to benefit the Adirondack Trust Company General Community Fund.
There are 12 images in The Foal Project, all captured by Miller. The moment of connection portrayed in the photos symbolizes the human-horse connection and the importance of recognizing these equine assisted therapies and how they are making a difference in the lives of so many.
The Foal Project images have been on display at prestigious galleries all over the country including Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington and the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame in Aiken, S.C. Proceeds from the sale of these prints go to the Foal Project Donor Advised Fund established at the Adirondack Trust Company Community Fund in Saratoga Springs. From there, the funds are used to fill grant requests made by equine assisted therapy centers that are IRS-qualified 501(c)(3) organizations.
Centers that have received funding include Peaceful Acres, Double H Ranch, Columbia Greene Humane Society, Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program, Jackson Hole Therapeutic Riding Association, The Root Farm, and Star Riding Program.
The Niche Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It hosts Thursday evening receptions in July and August. For more information, visit www.foalproject.org.