December 10, 2010
Digital photography class puts works on display
Students in Cowley College’s digital photography class ‘hung’ in the Wright Room Wednesday night. The 11 students in the course each contributed 10 works for the exhibit.
This event has traditionally been held in The Brown Store on Summit Street.
“I was concerned about moving this intimate event to such a large venue,” said Meg Smith, digital photography instructor.
However, the event, which also featured the music of Tim Durham, went well.
Students planned the event to coincide with Southwestern College’s Symphony performance in an effort to bring in a larger crowd.
“When we were working on selecting a date they wanted to find an opening in the schedule where there was a follow-on event,” Smith explained.
Students were required to select a theme, create 3-5 different ways to incorporate their work into displays; bio boards, table toppers, a photo mobile, invitations and coffee cups then prepare, print and frame 10 works each.
“They pulled everything together so effortlessly and it all went so well,” Smith said.
Students donated cookies and other finger foods for guests. Mosaic of Winfield provided gourmet coffee.
“When I was preparing for the photo gallery I was excited, but at the same time somewhat rushed, Cowley College freshman, Samantha Francis said. “I think the show went smoothly.”
The evening had an elegant feel with the Christmas tree in the corner and the wonderful strumming of part-time music instructor Tim Durham.
“Tim was so gracious to come in and play for us,” Smith said. “He strummed as he strolled around the room which created this very calm yet sophisticated vibe. It felt like a true art exhibit with live music.”