The students who participated in this year’s Utah State University Summer Art and Design Program in Switzerland will exhibit their photos in the Tippetts Gallery of the Chase Fine Arts Center on campus (approximately 1110 E. 610 North, Logan).
“Swiss Intersections: Inside Out, Outside In” can be seen at the gallery Aug. 25-Sept. 13. The exhibit is free and open to all. Hours for the Tippetts Gallery are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A closing reception for the exhibit is Friday, Sept. 12, and begins at 7 p.m. Students who participated in the summer program will be on hand to discuss the exhibit and their work. The closing reception is open to all.
Students in the program met on the USU campus one week prior to their June 1 departure for Switzerland. Introductory sessions were conducted by Craig Law, head of USU photo program in the Department of Art. This was the first year a photo element was included in the program. Law accompanied the students in Switzerland, as well. The early sessions introduced the students to the digital format, standards and the camera.
Once in Switzerland, the students completed field work with the camera, and Law provided individual tutorials. The group shared photos for discussion and review, as well.
“Almost every-other-night we would get together for a slide show,” Law said. “We took a digital projector and we could all look at everyone’s work. These were great evenings and the students could really bounce ideas off each other.”
For the exhibit at USU, upwards of 140 images will be shown, Law said. There are black and white images and color work. All the photos were printed with a digital pigment printer after the return to USU. Law continued his sessions with the students during the printing process.
“Digital photography capabilities are exceptional and go beyond what we used to get out of film,” Law said. “The exhibit will be a great example of the possibilities of digital photography. The student work is great.”
Contact: Robert Winward (435) 797-1394
Contact: Craig Law (435) 797-8235
Writer: Patrick Williams (435) 797-1354