The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) is proud to present a photographic exhibit by Rick Barnard entitled “Visions of Nature.” The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday, February 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the gallery on the lower level of Plough Memorial Library. The exhibition will be on display through April 3.
Barnard has been a landscape and nature photographer for seven years, and his photographic prints have been displayed in dozens of exhibits in the Mid-South and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. In April 2013, the Germantown Performing Arts Centre presented an exhibit of his work comprised of 40 prints. In November 2013, selections from Barnard’s portrait, flower, and bird portfolios were on exhibit at the Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch Jr. Library. In December 2012, Barnard was also named “Photographer of the Year” by the Memphis Camera Club.
Barnard photographs the natural world to capture fresh images of waterfalls, rivers, mountains and deserts. The strong leading lines and compelling compositions that distinguish his work offer a unique perspective on the iconic vistas of the Mid-South and American West.
“Most of us live fast-paced, stressful lives and we sometimes overlook the beauty of this great Earth,” expresses Barnard. “My goal is to create innovative images reflective of the way I feel about the world around me, and share those feelings with others.”
This exhibit is free and open to the public. 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, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 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/gallery. To learn more about Rick Barnard, visit www.rickbarnardphotography.com.