Paige Strobel is a Bloomington native who, after studying at Auburn University in Alabama, worked in Chicago as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Chicago and her nursing profession fostered personal growth, development, and a love for the art of storytelling. With this newfound insight and passion, she is returning to her roots in Bloomington to pursue photojournalism. Paige loves to seek new adventures and dreams of living in a flat in Vienna with floor-to-ceiling windows above a patisserie.
Art galleries are adapting to ever-changing conditions during the pandemic. Photographer Paige Strobel visited several local galleries to find out how they are welcoming visitors — in-person, online, or both. “While the world looks different and extra precautions are in place,” she writes, “one can still experience the incredible artists and artistry this town offers.” Click here for Paige’s story and photos.