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Farmscapes Juried Exhibition

Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time: 
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: 
Bryn Du Mansion (537 Jones Road)

The “Farmscape” juried exhibition celebrates the work of sixteen students who have spent a semester learning about the American food system through the lens of a camera.

The “Farmscape” juried exhibition, which celebrates the work of sixteen Denison students who have spent a semester learning about the American food system through the lens of a camera, will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, in the Bryn Du Mansion (537 Jones Road). Each student submitted his or her own best photographs, which catalogued their visits to farms, meat processing facilities, a produce distribution center, mill, commercial greenhouse operation, dining service kitchen, and a creamery. The exhibition is free and open to the public with open hours on Wednesday, April 30, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursday, May 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. 

Artist Christian Faur, juried the exhibition and chose 34 images. In his remarks about the show, Faur said “the images the students took beautifully held the essence of the places they visited during these winter months. Their photos offer us a range of intimately framed textures and patterns along with a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the people and the places where our food comes from.”

Each year, the artistic quality of the class improves, and this year, I have been particularly impressed with the students’ eye for the particulars of our food system,” said Abram Kaplan, the instructor of the class. “They have been working in the relatively new arena of arts-based research this term, and have had their sensibilities challenged on many levels. It is very gratifying to see the aesthetic discernment they have attained – most of them with no artistic background before this course!”

The students have produced hand-made books of their work, and during the opening reception, they will present their books to people they have encountered this semester. The books will be on display in addition to the photographs.

For more information, contact Abram Kaplan at 740-398-7892 or at kaplan@denison.edu.

Posted Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014