Congrats to my students Jeremy Aaron and Lee Walker who hosted a reception on Friday for their photo exhibit “A Portrait of South Carolina.”
Two of their 12 photo subjects attended, with about 100 other guests. It was fun to see the reactions to their images, and it was fun to see my students celebrate their hard work. Props to Zach Lamb, Dustin Glendinning and other alums who came in from out of town to support their artist friends!
For me, I think it was most rewarding to see how Jeremy and Lee reacted to seeing their work on the wall. Our images always look better when we print them large, put them in a nice frame with good lighting. I hope it gives them confidence in their work, and encouragement for whatever their next projects might be.
The exhibit was funded through the Magellan Scholars Program through the University of South Carolina. In my opinion, this is exactly what the Magellan should be used for. These students could have taken these images on their own, but they couldn’t afford framing or an exhibit. Through this process, they learned how to do a project “the right way.” They put their images out there in the best light (literally, in this case) and reaped the rewards for it.
Way to go, Jeremy and Lee!
A Portrait of South Carolina is showing at Tapp’s Art Center on Main Street through the end of February.