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Augustana, WIU prof exhibits open at Bucktown


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 11:27 am
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

The sixth annual Augustana Sights and Sounds exhibition opens at Bucktown Center for the Arts (225 E. 2nd St., Davenport) tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. The free event will feature photography from both Augustana students and Quad-Cities high school students, in addition to video narratives by the Augustana Video Bureau.

The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 22. Augustana Photo Bureau students will display a series of photos that highlight student life on the Rock Island campus, experiences in the Quad-Cities and personal interests. Live music will be performed tonight by Augustana music students.

Area high school photographers submitted their best original photos to compete for scholarship money and prizes. Members of the Augustana Photo Bureau judged the entries, and the winners' photos will be displayed as part of the exhibit.

The Augustana Video Bureau began in May 2012 to highlight life on campus from the perspective of students, faculty and staff. Videos range from short, narrative pieces featuring interviews to longer-form productions of notable speeches and lectures on and off campus. Advisor Andrew Petersen encourages students to experiment with different shooting and editing techniques to build video production skills. Students also strengthen interpersonal skills through video interviews.

Tonight's event also opens a photo exhibit by C.T. Weiss, an associate professor of graphic communication at Western Illinois University in Macomb. He said he has loved photography since childhood.

"I still remember my father walking around with an old 35-millimeter camera always around his neck," Mr. Weiss said in a release. "Even though I realized after college that I couldn't make a living with my camera, I never stopped loving photography."

Accordingly, all of the images in the current exhibit were produced from film negatives using traditional darkroom practices. "This exhibit is all about using the basics," he said. "I still love the moment when I see the negative images for the first time."

The exhibit also will run through Feb. 22. Mr. Weiss will be on hand during the opening to discuss his work and answer questions.





















 



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