The University of Missouri-Rolla Campus Art Committee has announced the opening of a semester-long photography exhibit featuring the images of Ozarks-based photographers who work in a wide variety of photographic styles and techniques.
The show, displayed in the lobby of Leach Theater of Castleman Hall on the UMR campus, will open to the public at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13. The opening night reception will be held in conjunction with the UMR Free Film Festival showing of “The True Meaning of Pictures,” which screens at 8 p.m. The film is a documentary on the work of photographer Shelby Lee Adams, who has captured the impoverished Appalachian Mountain residents of Eastern Kentucky in stark black-and-white portraits.
“PhotOzark II,” which runs through May 12, is the second long-term photography show to be held in the lobby of Leach Theater. The list of invitees has been drawn largely from photographers who have displayed particularly impressive images in Arts Rolla! photography exhibits over the past decade, as well as a select group of UMR and local high school students who have shown exceptional photographic promise.
Many of the exhibiting photographers will be in attendance at the opening to discuss their work. The public is invited at no charge to both the exhibit and reception, as well as to the showing of “The Meaning of Pictures.”