Later this week I’ll be making a trip back to Minnesota where I attended graduate school at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. For many years while I worked on my Masters in Art History, I assisted with planning and hanging quite a few exhibitions for the Art History Department. The tables have been turned, however, and I am honored to be sharing with you all that some of the photographs I’ve taken on the Amalfi Coast have been included in the exhibit The Vision Changes – The Eye Remembers at the University of St. Thomas. The exhibit opens this Friday, March 4th, and runs through May 23rd.
It was exciting to think about an exhibition from the artist’s point of view rather than as a curator, and I loved the challenge of selecting photos that embodied this theme of visual change and memory. You’ll spot one of my photographs of Amalfi in the poster above, and others selected for the exhibit include scenes from Cetara, Amafi and photos taken before and after the flood in Atrani last September.
Next week I’ll share more photos from the opening reception and the exhibit. I’m looking forward to seeing my good friends in the Twin Cities this week! Many thanks to the Art History Department at St. Thomas for including my photographs in this beautiful exhibition!
Congratulations on the exhibit. Looking forward to seeing photos of the exhibit. Come on down to Iowa and visit! I’d like to talk to you sometime about maybe teaching my retreat in Ischia or Amalfi in 2012
Thanks so much, Lenora! I’ll be sure to put some photos up next week from the exhibit. I used to drive through Iowa a lot on my way back and forth between Minnesota and Nebraska, but since I sold my car I usually fly now. I’d love to chat about your retreat, and I’d be happy to share any information that would be helpful about Amalfi or Ischia. I’ll be back in Italy in March and back to my normal schedule. Perhaps we could chat on Skype then? A presto! 🙂
Thanks, Annika! 🙂
Great news Laura! Enjoy your time back in the US and have a safe and rewarding trip. I’m not an expert by any means, but I really enjoy your photos an I’m sure the folks visiting the exhibit will as well!
Thank you for your very kind words, Mike!
Congratulations Laura! How nice to get some recognition for your creative work. Enjoy it all!
Yes, let’s skype when you return to Italy. Enjoy your exhibit and visit to the U.S.
chef chuck says
Congrations on your exhibit!
Laura you have proven to me, time and time again your creativity!! I am sure you shall excel and enjoy your future endeavors…
Thank you for sharing and bringing me close to the land I love!
Your the best, Chuck
I will be in Minneapolis this weekend and look forward to visiting your exhibit. My girlfriend and I (she is accompanying me) will be visiting Sorrento and the Amalfi coast in May of this year and I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to get a feel for the area through your work. We are both anxious to experience this wonderful piece of Italy.