After traveling to Colombia during spring 2020, students from the Northwest College Photographic Communications department will showcase their work in an upcoming exhibit titled “COLOMBIA: In …
After traveling to Colombia during spring 2020, students from the Northwest College Photographic Communications department will showcase their work in an upcoming exhibit titled “COLOMBIA: In Living ‘Colores.’”
An opening reception will be held Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the SinClair Gallery. Depending on weather, the reception will either be held in the lobby area to the east of the SinClair Gallery or outside on the Campus Mall.
The group, which had originally planned to travel to Bolivia, changed to Colombia due to political unrest in the former. The group spent time touring the capital Bogatá, and then on to the coastal city of Cartagena, exploring beach areas and learning about historical aspects of the country.
Anthony Polvere, NWC associate professor of photography and trip leader, said that there were many photographic opportunities for students during the excursion.
“At one point in the trip, we visited an inactive volcano,” Polvere said. “The group was able to take a mud bath under supervision.”
The photographs in the exhibit will showcase everything from street scenes and churches to beach areas and local artwork.
During the opening reception, Polvere and his students hope to show video footage shot by students highlighting other aspects of the trip.
Social distancing and face coverings will be required during the event. A maximum of 15 people will be allowed in the gallery at one time.
The exhibit will hang through Friday, Dec. 18.
The SinClair Gallery in the Orendorff Building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Admission is free.
For more information about the exhibit, contact NWC Art and Galleries Coordinator Denise Kelsay at Denise.Kelsay@nwc.edu or 307-754-6499.