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Photography workshop teaches more than camera skills

centroWith her second grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Susan Boecher [top], Art Department faculty member, taught a six-week photography workshop that partnered OverExposure, a media arts nonprofit, Augsburg College and Centro, an area social service organization.

Four Augsburg photography students served as OverExposure mentors to help teach black and white photography to 11 teens from Raices/Roots, a youth development program for high-risk Latino youth offered through Centro.

Meeting at Augsburg twice weekly from July 5 to August 11, students learned the technical and artistic skills required to properly expose, develop, and print black and white film and the vocabulary needed to articulate and write a statement of their completed work. Using themes of identity, culture, and places as assignments, students created a portfolio of prints that was presented at Centro on August 12, 2011. Continue reading “Photography workshop teaches more than camera skills”

New gallery exhibits feature landscapes, photography

Poetic Time Transfer: Canopy (det.), 2007, by Gregory Euclide

This past weekend, Augsburg College’s art galleries have been refreshed with new exhibitions that are open to the campus community and general public. In the Gage Family Art Gallery is Gregory Euclide’s “This is how I’ve been moving through it,” and the Christensen Center Art Gallery hosts Doug McGoldrick’s “Interior2.” Both exhibitions will run from May 16 – July 11. Continue reading “New gallery exhibits feature landscapes, photography”