In conjunction with the 14th Annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival, Reinhardt University will host a Year of China Photography & Video Exhibition featuring images of China and Tibet by Reinhardt’s faculty, staff, students and others, recorded during trips. An opening reception on Thursday, October 18, from 6:30- 9:30 p.m. will introduce all works and artists, and the exhibit will remain open to the public until November 14 in the Fincher Visual Arts Center on Reinhardt’s campus in Waleska, Ga.
The Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival is a celebration of the visual arts that began in early September and ends late October, with many exhibitions continuing well into December. Atlanta and surrounding areas have been and will be transformed by photography events and exhibitions; anywhere and everywhere with a flat surface becomes a venue for art. Hundreds of events, hundreds of venues and hundreds of photographers will provide inspiration and education all month long. For more information about the ACP Festival, visit www.festivalguide.acpinfo.org
“We hope that many people will come see the exhibition at Reinhardt, where they will witness first-hand, through these photos and short videos, how diverse life is in China and Tibet,” said Larry Webb, assistant professor of communication and the event’s coordinator. “Our small, assorted group of photographers and video-makers, a mix of faculty members, a staff member's spouse, and a Reinhardt student, presents a wide range of images for the viewers’ pleasure.”
Reinhardt’s Year of China Photography & Video Exhibition’s images will reflect the different ways individuals in an academic community can approach recording visual images, whether still or moving: a biology professor's eye notes the scientific characteristics of a salamander; an English professor senses the drama of a herd of goats noisily blocking a dusty, rural road; and a communication professor captures universally shared subtleties reflected in a human face. These images of China and Tibet, whether urban or profoundly rural, reveal vivid details about life in this diverse region of our world.
Each academic year since 2003, Reinhardt designates a region of the world for students to learn more about. And students accomplish this through music, a film-and-discussion series, faculty and guest lectures, student-created videos and live presentations, a travel tour, personal and classroom in-depth study, and hands-on interaction. Through this “Year of ...” focus, Reinhardt intends to promote understanding of varied cultures, businesses, histories, geographies and faiths, and to help internationalize the Reinhardt experience. A few of the most recent Year Of studies have included 2011-12 as the Year of Ireland & Irish Heritage; 2010-11 as the Year of Oceania; and 2009-10 as the Year of North American Indigenous Peoples.
The 2012-13 year is the Year of China: Rising Dragon at Reinhardt. Students will delve into the rich history of China and how it impacts our business, literature, culture, art, music, and heritage. Events will be scheduled throughout the academic year and include lectures, music, a film-and-discussion series, a travel tour, and many others.
For more information about Year of China Events, including the YOC Photography & Video Exhibition, visit www.reinhardt.edu/yearof
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