West Virginia Wesleyan College will host an internationally curated photography exhibition, "Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytelling."
The exhibition is sponsored by Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris University and Monmouth University, and it will include photography by Wesleyan's own assistant professor, Andy Bloxham.
The exhibit will open to the public Sept. 4, with a reception from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Sleeth Gallery, located on the first floor of McCuskey Hall. An exhibition talk will immediately follow.
The Sleeth Gallery is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.
Spinning Yarns was curated by Anne Leighton Massoni and Libby Rowe. In addition to Bloxham's work, the show will feature the photographic works of 22 other national and international artists.
Photographs in the exhibit are imbued with a variety of narrative elements, such as "setting the stage" or introducing characters, inviting the viewer to personally add to or expand the narratives based on their own experiences. The photographs present an active - rather than passive - method of weaving together the original intent of the photographers with the personal perspectives of the audience.
If you go
When: Sept. 4, with opening reception set from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Where: Sleeth Gallery at West
Virginia Wesleyan College
"The Sleeth Gallery provides a great and free cultural service to the department, college and local community," said Phil McCollam, Sleeth Gallery director. "The gallery acts as an educational and community-building space, in which students and members of the community can engage with the university and with artists, both local and national."
Additional information about the exhibition and the artists is available by visiting www.spinningartsphoto.com.