Memphis – The Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to feature the photography of the Memphis Camera Club from August 10 – September 18. The exhibit entitled “A Walk Through History” (Floor to Ceiling) will open with a reception on Friday, August 10 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library.
The exhibit was inspired by a challenge from Brother Robert Werle, FSC, Director of Archives & Art Gallery at CBU, to the Memphis Camera Club to assemble a collection of photographs of Memphis Landmarks based on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as other notable buildings and districts that portray the colorful history of the city. The exhibit is not meant to be a complete catalogue of the National Register but rather a reflection of the city as seen through the creative eyes of the club members.
The photographers represented in this exhibit include: Bill Belus, Beverly Hammond, Tom Ritchie, Peggy Copen, Steve Copen, Allen Sparks, Quinn Strother, Becky Ross McRae, Joe Sullivan, Lyle Gruby, Rog Sphar, Mimi Ragon, Jeff Kaleta, Patty McLaughlin, Patti Possel, Tom Furlotte, Linda Hagen, Mike Neal, Michael Pachis, Thomas Kienzle, and Debra Kienzle.
The Memphis Camera Club was founded in 1893, making it one of the oldest camera clubs in the United States.
Hours at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery will vary over the following weeks due to the shift between summer and fall terms. The Gallery will be closed August 11. From August 12-19, the Gallery will be open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. but closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Beginning with the fall term on August 20, regular hours will resume: 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. For additional information call (901) 321-3243 to verify, or visit the website at http://cbu.edu/library/hours.html.