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Pictures offer way to lessons

Venetian Rain, Patricia Richards
Venetian Rain, Patricia Richards

By Matt Koper/ne news editor

Art can become part of lessons Feb. 4-March 2 when NE staff and faculty photographs are on display in College Hall (NCAB 1111) on NE Campus.

This event will give 11 staff and faculty members the opportunity to show off the creative photographs they have taken.

Among those that are participating are photography associate professors Patricia Richards and Richard Doherty and instructional aide Diane Guy.

All staff are welcome to participate, but it isn’t required, Doherty said.

“An email is sent out saying we’re having a show and if you want to participate, work is brought in and hung up by our lab staff,” he said.

Doherty is displaying a body of work he named from the nature. The “minimalistic black-and-white photographs” were printed on a wide-format Epson ink-jet printer.

Reflection of the Proper Lady, Diane Guy
Reflection of the Proper Lady, Diane Guy

Displaying only color photographs this year is something that Richards hasn’t done in years, she said.

“I’ve always worked traditionally in black and white and love it,” she said. “I had the opportunity a few years ago to go to Cuba, and it just screams color, and that inspired me to look at color as a subject.”

Guy said she is displaying “portraitures I shot in Britain a few years back.”

An artist reception is planned 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 with free food and drinks in College Hall.

The reception draws an interested crowd, Guy said.

“We like to stay fresh on photography for when we are teaching students,” she said. “And the students are curious to see what kind of work their teacher is doing. It’s an inspiring and creative experience for them.”

The exhibit is also a teaching tool, Doherty said.

“It gives students a chance to answer questions like, ‘What kind of art do you do?’” he said. “Every photography teacher will bring their classes to the show and talk about the diversity of style and how each artist uses the medium to communicate. That’s the best thing about it.”


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