“Sylvan Joy” Photography by Saj Crone Opening at CBU Gallery

The Charms of Duckweed by Saj Crone
The Charms of Duckweed by Saj Crone

Memphis- The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to announce “Sylvan Joy” featuring the photography of Saj Crone beginning October 21 through December 9. An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 21,
5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library.

Crone’s exhibit “Sylvan Joy” centers on the swamps of Wapanocca Lake in Turrell, Arkansas. First introduced to the lake by her friend, Lewis Guess, in 2004, Crone notes that “We were both always amazed with the dramatic season, or even daily, changes at the lake and its swamps. My wish is to share with you, the joy I feel from being in the presence of trees in water.”

Inspired by David Wagoner’s poem “Lost,” the exhibit also features images from the Clark Preserve Boardwalk, Rossville, TN, Mineral Slough, LeGrange, TN and the Green Belt Park in Memphis’ Harbor Town, where she documented the floods of 2008 and 2011.

Crone graduated from the University of California, Los Angles with a B.F.A. in Design and earned a M.F.A in film photography from The University of Memphis. She is currently a freelance photographer doing editorial and event photography, as well as, being a location scout and manager. Her works have included photography for Memphis Magazine, Towery Publishing, Northwest Air’s Passages, Memphis International Film Festival, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and Live in the Garden.

In addition, the foyer of the gallery will be displaying “Holy Lutes” paintings by Constance Grayson. Having read the work of many sacred poets, across time and religious tradition, this exhibit is Grayson’s response in painting to these works.  Grayson states, “I have endeavored to render paintings which are sensitive to the doctrine, theology and practices of each religion included.”

Hours at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery are Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.; Friday, 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, closed; and Sunday, 1:00-11:00 p.m. Hours may vary due to university schedules. Call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit the website at www.cbu.edu/library/gallery. ###

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