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The Betty Strong Encounter Center will present, “Backroads Beauty” with South Dakota photographer Christian Begeman at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11. Admission will be free; a reception will follow.

In his richly illustrated, 45-minute program, the Isabel, S.D., native will share his search for extraordinary images along roads less traveled.

 “I have found some of the most exquisite scenes of beauty along the country roads of the Great Plains,” says Begeman, a regular contributor to South Dakota Magazine’s web site. “This is an opportunity to share some of my favorite photos and stories with the Encounter Center audience.”

Begeman earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and English from University of Sioux Falls. He works on Midco’s marketing team in Sioux Falls. In his free time, he criss-crosses South Dakota, looking for the “infinite and ever-changing beauty the state offers.” His “Prairie Sanctuaries” Facebook page has more than 10,000 followers.